Photoshop has several gadgets to help you work with various views of your document

Floating away

The floating palettes can get in that way, especially if you are working on a small monitor. No matter, at any time you can hit the [F] key to toggle the display mode to full screen. Use the Tab key to toggle the palettes on and off to get a totally uncluttered view.

The main interface in Photoshop is quite simple and well laid-out, but it has been constantly refined through development to offer highly efficient document and view management. Within the main menu is the View menu which has many view management options -the Zoom In and Out commands and their respective shortcuts, as well as commands to show the Rulers, Guides and Grids and the option to enable various kinds of snapping. As well as using the Navigator or Zoom tool you can use the shortcuts

Multiple documents can be arranged on the screen using Tile, in Windows > Documents. This fits your images next to each other on screen

[Ctrl]+[+] and [Ctrl]+[-] to zoom in and out (Mac users replace [Ctrl] with [Command]).

Zooming around

I When the Zoom too/is active the Options bar displays a few extra buttons -Actual Pixels, Fit On Screens and Print Size. These zoom the view to specific sizes.

I The Zoom and Pan tools can be found at the bottom of the toolbar. Click on these to zoom and pan inside the image.

At the bottom of the toolbar are buttons to controlfull screen view. The middle one makes the current window fill the screen, the right makes the menu bar disappear and the left returns it to normal.

I The Zoom and Pan tools can be found at the bottom of the toolbar. Click on these to zoom and pan inside the image.

Yet another way to zoom | the document is to type in a value here at the bottom-left of the document window.

The Navigator panel is grouped with the info palette. Use the navigator to perform multiple view navigation tasks in one area, with one hand. You also get a handy image preview.

The Print Size pop-up is located at the bottom of the document window. Click on the blank space here to preview how large the image will print out on the paper size set in the Print dialog.

Yet another way to zoom | the document is to type in a value here at the bottom-left of the document window.

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