How To Zoom In Photoshop

How To Zoom In Photoshop With 4 Seamless Ways

How To Zoom In Photoshop: Good Day! It is quite easy to zoom in and out with your Photoshop. It may seem to you like the normal use of the zoom lens, but there is more to zooming with Photoshop. With the

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steps below, one could be able to Zoom in and out With different tips and tricks thereby stepping up the productivity of your Photoshop If you setup Photoshop well, you’ll actually

enjoy the features it has to offer. On this post, I’ll show you four different ways to zoom in and out with your Photoshop in 2019. I’ll also show you the right keyboard shortcut to go about this zooming task seamlessly.

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How To Zoom In Photoshop The Common Way

It is very easy to zoom in Photoshop following this easy way. All it entails here is to use the Zoom tool which can be found in your “View” drop-down menu.

Step 1: Click on “View” at the top of your Photoshop screen.

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Step 2: You can either choose the Zoom in option or the Zoom out option from here.

Zoom In: When you choose the Zoom in option, you magnify the image, look at it like you using a camera to drag the person or image you wish to capture closer. In most cases, zooming a picture reduces the picture quality for every time you try to zoom in.

Zoom Out: This is the direct opposite of “Zoom In” when you zoom out, you try to get a bird’s eye view of the picture.

You can magnify or zoom out till about 3,200% while the minimum level is 1 pixel. The empty magnifying shows the level you are in.

How To Resize The Window While Zooming

To resize the window while using the zoom tool, click on “Resize Windows” from the “Options” bar. This comes in handy when you use a small screen and/or for convenience.

Alternatively, you could set the image to automatically resize whenever you use the zoom tool by

Photoshop -> Edit -> Preferences -> General (For Windows) or Photoshop -> Preferences -> General (For Mac OS). Then select the “Zoom Resizes Windows”

Shortcut Keys For Basic Photoshop Zoom in and Zoom out (Windows and Mac)

Using shortcut is best, you don’t need to go to the “View” drop-down menu to zoom in or out, just use any of the shortcut keys below.

Zoom in” Shortcut key

Windows: Ctrl+the plus key (Press Ctrl and the + key.)

Mac: Command+the plus key

Zoom out” Shortcut key

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Windows: Ctrl+the minus key (Press Ctrl and then the – key.)

Mac: Command+the minus key

“Zoom in” to a point centered on where you click the mouse button.

Windows: Spacebar+Ctrl-click

Mac: Spacebar+Command-click

Zoom out from a point centered on where you click.

Windows: Spacebar+Alt-click

Mac: Spacebar+Option-click

How To Zoom In Photoshop With The Navigator Panel

With Photoshop’s “Proxy View Area” you can quickly go to different parts of an image. The PVA looks like a red-colored box.

Step 1: Go to the “Window” tab then click on “Navigator” the red box appears.

Step 2: Click the image thumbnail to set the viewable area then drag the Redbox around the image thumbnail to the point you want it.

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Step 3: Use the zoom slider below the image to zoom in and Zoom out.

How To Zoom In Photoshop With The Animated Zoom

This method works best when you want to zoom in to a particular point or location in your image with speed.

Step 1: Go to “Preference” then in the preference window go to “Tools” and confirm if “Animated Zoom” is allowed, if it isn’t ‘Enable‘ it.

Step 2: Select your Zoom tool.

Step 3: Use your mouse cursor to click and “hold” over the point in the image you want to zoom.

Long as you “hold” the mouse, the image will keep zooming in.

Step 4: On your keyboard press “Alt key” (Windows) or “Options key” (Mac) to zoom out.

Step 5: At the top of the screen you’ll see an Options bar, select “Scrubby Zoom” than with your mouse, drag the image to the right to “Zoom In” or to the left to “Zoom Out“.

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This feature should work from the Photoshop CC 2018

How To Zoom In Photoshop Temporarily

All this does is to use the temporal marquee. This zoom function allows you to jump from a tool to any part of the image.

This zoom is temporal and will revert back once you leave the keys below.

Step 1: Change your current tool to the zoom tool by holding down the “Hkey on your keyboard.

The tool or cursor changes to a palm ✋.

Step 2: While still holding the “H” key, click and hold down the mouse.

If the whole image you are working on isn’t 100% visible, the image will start zooming out.

Step 3: When you drag the rectangular marquee tool it automatically zooms in.

How To “Zoom In” On A Specific Area

Step 1: Select the Zoom tool.

Step 2: Hold and drag it over a part of the image, a white box should appear while you drag.

Step 3: Release the mouse, the area within the box is magnified or “Zoomed In”

You can move this box around the image holding down the space bar then moving the box.

Some Photoshop Shortcut Keys(Photos) 

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