Photoshop Image Navigation Complete Guide

Complete Guide to Navigating Images in Photoshop

Learn how to zoom, pan and navigate your images like a pro in Photoshop with Chapter 4 of our Photoshop Basics training series!

In lesson 1, you'll start with the basics of zooming and scrolling in Photoshop, learning all about the Zoom Tool, the Hand Tool and Photoshop's basic navigation commands. Then in lesson 2, you'll move from navigating a single image to learning how to zoom and scroll multiple images at once!

Lesson 3 looks at Photoshop's Navigator panel and why it's a great way to keep track of where you are in an image when you're zoomed in! And in lesson 4, you'll learn how to scroll an image at any zoom level using a new option in Photoshop CC known as Overscroll.

Birds Eye View is an amazing yet hidden feature in Photoshop that lets you instantly jump from one part of an image to another. You'll learn the secret trick to using Birds Eye View in lesson 5. And if you've ever drawn with a pencil, you know that rotating the paper can make it easier to work. Lesson 6 shows you how to do the same thing with your image using Photoshop's Rotate View Tool. And finally, in Lesson 7, we'll round up all of the essential tips, tricks and shortcuts for navigating your images like a pro in Photoshop!

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01. Zooming and panning images in Photoshop

In this first lesson, you'll learn the basics of navigating images, starting with how to view and change the zoom level from the document window. From there, you'll learn all about Photoshop's View modes, how to zoom with the Zoom Tool, scroll images with the Hand Tool, and more!

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03. How to use the Navigator panel in Photoshop

As its name suggests, Photoshop's Navigator panel was built for navigating images. In this third lesson, you'll learn where to find the Navigator panel, how to use it to zoom and scroll your photos, and why the Navigator panel is great for keeping track of where you are in the image when zoomed in!

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Completed all the lessons in this chapter? Congratulations! It's time to move on to Chapter 5 - How to Resize Images in Photoshop! Or for more chapters, and for our latest tutorials, see our Photoshop Basics section!