Navigating in the Workspace
Photoshop CS6 Tutorial
How to Navigate in the Photoshop Workspace
As you work on images, very seldom are the images at 100% magnification. Moving throughout the image to paint and repair details is essential.
Open an image in Photoshop (File > Open).
To zoom-in for a closer look, select the Zoom tool (z key) and click the image.
Another way to zoom-in is to draw a marquee with the Zoom tool. The keyboard shortcut for zooming in is Cmd/+ (PC-Ctrl/+) (plus key).
To zoom-out press the Opt (PC-Alt)key and click the image with the Zoom tool. The keyboard shortcut for zooming out is Cmd/- (PC-Ctrl/-) (minus key).
Select the Hand tool (h key) and click and drag the image to move throughout the image. You can also access the Hand tool by pressing and holding the Spacebar.
To view your image to full size (100%), double-click the Zoom tool.
Double-clicking the Hand tool makes the image Fit on Screen. You can also press Cmd/0 (PC-Ctrl/0).
The Zoom-in tool is temporarily activated by holding Spacebar, then click and hold Cmd (PC-Spacebar, then click and hold Ctrl) and the Zoom-out shortcut is Spacebar, then click and hold Opt (PC-Spacebar, then click and hold Alt). Also note the shortcuts listed in Step Four and Step Seven.