“How do I Navigate through my Image in Photoshop?”

Question:I only see part of the image on my monitor because I’ve zoomed in or it’s blocked by panels, other images, etc. – How do I navigate around and see different parts of my image?

Answer: Use the The Navigator Panel in your Workspace –  it allows you to “navigate” around your image at large magnifications.  If it’s not in your Workspace, go to the “Window” menu -> “Navigator”.

  • When your image is enlarged bigger than your Document Window, simply drag the “Red Box” with your mouse to the desired location.
  • Notice that the magnification of your image shows at the bottom, along with Sliders to zoom out /reduce and zoom in / enlarge.
  • This is also a good time to review the basic navigation “Speed Keys”, as this is where you’ll use them in conjunction with the Navigator Panel:

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View: (Mac in Parentheses)

 

Control (Command) + ” + ”         Enlarge Image Size / Zoom In

 

 Control (Command) + ” – ”         Reduce Image Size / Zoom Out

 

 Control (Command) + ” 0 ”       Fit to Monitor Screen

 

“F” Key (Not in Elements)           Toggle through screen modes

 

 “Tab” Key                                       Toggle to Show/Hide all Panels

 

Navigation:

 

 “Navigator” Panel                      Drag with mouse to desired location

 

“Space Bar” Key
+ Left Mouse Button                 
Drag with mouse to desired location   

 

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Cheers,

John 🙂

 


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