Using the zoom tool

In addition to the View commands, you can use the zoom tool to magnify and reduce the view of an image.

1 Select the zoom tool ( 0 and move the tool pointer onto the 01Start image. Notice that a plus sign appears at the center of the zoom tool.

2 Position the zoom tool over one of the skater images in the 01Start image, and click once to magnify the image to the next largest preset percentage.

3 With the zoom tool selected and positioned in the image area, hold down

Alt (Windows) or Option (Mac OS). A minus sign appears at the center of the zoom tool (A).

4 Click once; the magnification of the image is reduced to the next lower preset percentage.

You can also draw a marquee with the zoom tool to magnify a specific area of an image.

5 Draw a marquee around the head of one of the skaters using the zoom tool.

Area selected Resulting view

The percentage at which the area is magnified is determined by the size of the marquee you draw with the zoom tool. (The smaller the marquee you draw, the larger the level of magnification will be.)

Note: You can draw a marquee with the zoom-in tool to enlarge the view of an image, but you cannot draw a marquee with the zoom-out tool to reduce the view of an image.

You can use the zoom tool to return quickly to a 100% view, regardless of the current magnification level.

6 In the toolbox, double-click the zoom tool button to return the 01Start file to a 100% view.

Because the zoom tool is used frequently during the editing process to enlarge and reduce the view of an image, you can select it from the keyboard at any time without deselecting the active tool.

7 Select another tool, such as the hand tool ( ).

8 Use the keyboard to temporarily select the zoom-in tool by holding down spacebar+Ctrl (Windows) or spacebar+Command (Mac OS). Click to zoom in on an area of the image, and then release the keys.

9 To select the zoom-out tool from the keyboard, hold down spacebar+Alt (Windows) or spacebar+Option (Mac OS). Click the image to reduce the magnification, and then release the keys.

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