08/24/21 – This post has been updated, with VIDEO:
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:
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
“Navigator” Panel Drag with mouse to desired location
“Space Bar” Key
+ Left Mouse Button Drag with mouse to desired location
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Thx again, and cheers,
John Watts ?