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Adobe Photoshop - Panning, Zooming, and Using the Rotate View Tool
This document gives you the basic instruction for scaling and navigating around a document.
Panning, zooming, and the Rotate View are fundamental tools of Photoshop. These tools assist with making very detailed adjustments and edits to images.
Using the Hand Tool:
- Access the hand tool by clicking the Hand icon on the left tool menu or by pressing H on the keyboard.
- Click and drag to move the image.
- Release the mouse once the image is moved to its desired location.
- Click down on one area of the image.
- Release swiftly in any direction , and the image will fly over to that spot.
- Stop flick panning by clicking while the “flick” is happening.
Using the Zoom Tool
- Select the magnifying glass from the left toolbar (near the bottom).
- Click to zoom the desired level.
- To zoom out, click “zoom out” in the options bar, or by using the keyboard shortcut cmd + ‘-’ (mac) or ctrl + ‘-’ (windows).
- To zoom in, switch out ‘-’ for ‘+’.
- Also, dynamically zooming in/out is available by selecting zoom in/out and holding down the mouse.
Using Scrubby Zoom:
- Click and hold the mouse down.
- Move mouse left to zoom out, or right to zoom in.
- Release the mouse once the desired zoom level is achieved.
Using the Rotate View Tool
- Click and hold the Hand tool, dropping down additional tools in the menu to the left side.
- Select the Rotate View tool from this menu or by clicking the R key.
- Click and drag the compass to desired rotation.
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