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Zooming and navigating


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Photoshop Elements 9 Essential Training

with Jan Kabili

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When you're working on a photo in the I Full Edit workspace you'll often want to zoom-in for a closer look at part of thm e photo or you want to zoom-out so you can see the entire thing. Zooming changes the magnification at which you are viewing an image and panning moves the image around in the document window when you're zoomed-in close and the image doesn't entirely fit in the Document window. When you first open an image into the Full Edit workspace, if the image is smaller than the Document window, it will open at 100%, otherwise it will open at the largest zoom percentage that fits in the Document window on your display.
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  1. 11m 0s
    1. Welcome
      1m 18s
    2. What is Photoshop Elements?
      3m 47s
    3. Touring the workspaces
      5m 55s
  2. 54m 16s
    1. Working with catalogs
      5m 22s
    2. Importing and using the exercise files
      5m 13s
    3. Importing files from your computer
      7m 31s
    4. Importing photos from your camera
      8m 57s
    5. Importing photos from iPhoto (Mac only)
      4m 44s
    6. Importing files from external drives/CDs/DVDs
      4m 44s
    7. Scanning photos
      6m 50s
    8. Dividing scanned photos
      5m 51s
    9. Importing from watch folders (Windows only)
      5m 4s
  3. 39m 10s
    1. Touring the Organizer
      6m 41s
    2. Viewing thumbnails
      6m 15s
    3. Rotating photos
      52s
    4. Renaming photos
      2m 55s
    5. Fixing photo dates
      2m 28s
    6. Hiding and deleting photos
      4m 6s
    7. Stacking photos
      4m 22s
    8. Moving files
      2m 43s
    9. Reconnecting missing files
      4m 53s
    10. Using Help
      3m 55s
  4. 54m 22s
    1. Rating photos
      3m 58s
    2. Applying and organizing keyword tags
      7m 4s
    3. Searching by keyword tags
      3m 35s
    4. Tagging with People Recognition
      11m 3s
    5. Using Smart Tags
      5m 57s
    6. Creating albums
      4m 41s
    7. Creating Smart Albums
      6m 28s
    8. Searching by text
      5m 28s
    9. Using the Find menu
      4m 19s
    10. Using the Timeline
      1m 49s
  5. 30m 14s
    1. Viewing slideshows in Full Screen view
      4m 21s
    2. Working with photos in Full Screen view
      9m 20s
    3. Comparing photos
      5m 56s
    4. Viewing by date
      3m 18s
    5. Mapping photos (Windows only)
      7m 19s
  6. 38m 36s
    1. Applying Photo Fix
      9m 0s
    2. The Quick Fix interface
      7m 9s
    3. The Quick Fix controls
      5m 22s
    4. Adjusting lighting in Quick Fix
      3m 46s
    5. Adjusting color in Quick Fix
      5m 39s
    6. Using the Touch Up tools in Quick Fix
      7m 40s
  7. 43m 43s
    1. Guided Edit basics
      8m 13s
    2. Making an Out of Bounds image
      10m 17s
    3. Perfecting a portrait
      7m 43s
    4. Adding realistic reflections
      5m 26s
    5. Applying a LOMO camera effect
      2m 0s
    6. Making pop art
      1m 31s
    7. Using Style Match
      8m 33s
  8. 1h 20m
    1. Full Edit workspace overview
      6m 51s
    2. Working with tabbed documents
      4m 51s
    3. Using tools
      7m 40s
    4. Arranging panels
      5m 18s
    5. Setting preferences
      3m 41s
    6. Using Undo History
      6m 39s
    7. Zooming and navigating
      7m 4s
    8. Creating a blank file
      5m 19s
    9. Photo resizing and resolution
      8m 9s
    10. Cropping and straightening photos
      7m 15s
    11. Recomposing photos
      8m 15s
    12. Enlarging the canvas
      3m 27s
    13. Saving and formats
      5m 46s
  9. 35m 4s
    1. Understanding layers
      7m 17s
    2. Working in the Layers panel
      5m 21s
    3. Using layer masks
      7m 43s
    4. Using layer masks to combine images
      6m 27s
    5. Building composites
      8m 16s
  10. 20m 58s
    1. Selection basics
      3m 22s
    2. Manual selection tools
      3m 19s
    3. Automatic selection tools
      7m 24s
    4. Refining selection edges
      3m 30s
    5. Saving selections
      3m 23s
  11. 1h 21m
    1. Color managing
      7m 14s
    2. Applying Shadow/Highlight adjustments
      2m 42s
    3. Using adjustment layers
      8m 24s
    4. Masking adjustment layers
      7m 38s
    5. Adding a Levels adjustment layer
      6m 8s
    6. Adding a Hue/Saturation adjustment layer
      5m 56s
    7. Adjusting with Color Curves
      4m 14s
    8. Removing a color cast
      3m 37s
    9. Reducing digital noise
      4m 7s
    10. Sharpening photos
      7m 32s
    11. Processing multiple files
      7m 59s
    12. Working with raw photos
      15m 57s
  12. 18m 34s
    1. Using the Smart Brush tools
      6m 16s
    2. Dodging and burning
      2m 29s
    3. Retouching blemishes
      4m 29s
    4. Content-aware healing
      2m 31s
    5. Removing content with the Clone Stamp tool
      2m 49s
  13. 25m 53s
    1. Applying filters
      5m 36s
    2. Adding effects
      2m 34s
    3. Using layer styles
      7m 23s
    4. Using shapes
      4m 46s
    5. Using the Cookie Cutter tool
      2m 19s
    6. Converting color to black and white
      3m 15s
  14. 11m 25s
    1. Creating text
      7m 1s
    2. Editing text
      4m 24s
  15. 1h 25m
    1. Creating a photo collage
      8m 38s
    2. Fine-tuning a photo collage
      8m 3s
    3. Creating greeting cards
      8m 34s
    4. Creating photo calendars
      9m 28s
    5. Creating CD/DVD jackets and labels
      7m 43s
    6. Creating a photo book
      7m 44s
    7. Fine-tuning a photo book
      7m 11s
    8. Creating a slideshow (Windows only)
      8m 0s
    9. Fine-tuning a slideshow (Windows only)
      3m 23s
    10. Creating a flip book (Windows only)
      2m 47s
    11. End to end: Making a scrapbook page
      8m 15s
    12. End to end: Completing a scrapbook page
      5m 24s
  16. 49m 27s
    1. Printing photos
      8m 38s
    2. Contact sheets and picture packages (Windows only)
      6m 40s
    3. Sharing photos by email
      6m 38s
    4. Sharing photos by Photo Mail (Windows only)
      5m 8s
    5. Sharing to Flickr and Facebook
      4m 43s
    6. Saving images for the web
      6m 48s
    7. Signing up for Photoshop.com
      2m 55s
    8. Sharing online albums at Photoshop.com
      5m 4s
    9. Backing up
      2m 53s
  17. 38s
    1. Goodbye
      38s

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Photoshop Elements 9 Essential Training
11h 20m Beginner Nov 23, 2010

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In Photoshop Elements 9 Essential Training, Jan Kabili highlights the key features of this comprehensive image organization and photo enhancement application. She shows how to correct and enhance photographs, and how to organize a growing collection of digital photos. The course also explains how to use photos in creative projects like photo books, calendars, and greeting cards, and how to share work online and in print. Exercise files accompany the course.

Topics include:
  • Downloading files from a digital camera
  • Importing photos into an Elements catalog
  • Applying keyword tags
  • Organizing photos into albums and Smart Albums
  • Automatically adjusting photos in Quick Fix
  • Walking through Guided Edit photo techniques
  • Understanding photo resizing and resolution
  • Cropping and straightening photos
  • Making and refining selections
  • Correcting photos in the Full Edit workspace
  • Applying image sharpening
  • Adding text and special effects
  • Creating photo projects, such as greeting cards and calendars
Subject:
Photography
Software:
Photoshop Elements Elements
Author:
Jan Kabili

Zooming and navigating

When you're working on a photo in the I Full Edit workspace you'll often want to zoom-in for a closer look at part of thm e photo or you want to zoom-out so you can see the entire thing. Zooming changes the magnification at which you are viewing an image and panning moves the image around in the document window when you're zoomed-in close and the image doesn't entirely fit in the Document window. When you first open an image into the Full Edit workspace, if the image is smaller than the Document window, it will open at 100%, otherwise it will open at the largest zoom percentage that fits in the Document window on your display.

So this photo that I took in the San Francisco Bay is much bigger than the available editing space in this Document window on my monitor. So it opened here at only 55.4% of its actual size. You can always tell the zoom percentage because it's listed here in the Document tab. It's difficult to see exactly how sharp or focused this image is at this odd percentage. So I'm going to zoom-in. First, let me close the Project Bin, so I have a larger space in which to work by double-clicking the tab on the Project Bin.

There are several ways to zoom-in. When you're first learning Elements, you'll probably go up to the toolbar and select the Zoom tool and then, making sure that the Plus symbol is selected in the Options Bar to zoom-in, go into the Image, and click, and that zooms-in to a set percentage. I am clicking right on the tugboat because I want the tugboat to be there in the Document window when I am zoomed-in. Then similarly, if I want to zoom-out, I could go up to the Options Bar and select this Minus symbol, and then click to zoom-out.

One thing that would save me time instead of going back to the Options Bar and switching from the Plus symbol to the Minus symbol would be to leave the default Plus symbol selected and then, while I'm in the image, just hold down the Option key, that's the Alt key on a PC, and that changes the icon to a Minus symbol and click with that to zoom-out. So that's one way to do it. But in most cases, you'll be working with another tool when you need to zoom-in or out. It's not very efficient to have to go over to the toolbox and switch tools, zoom, and then go back and switch to your original tool.

So here is a more efficient way to zoom-in and out. Let's say that you're working with a tool, maybe the Dodge tool, and you need to get a closer look. Instead of going over and selecting the Zoom tool, just hold down the Ctrl key on a PC or the Command key on a Mac and press the Plus key on the keyboard and each time you click the Plus key, you'll zoom-in to a set percentage. Similarly, you can zoom-out by holding the Ctrl key on the PC or the Command key on the Mac and clicking the Minus key on the keyboard.

There are often times when you want to view an image at 100% magnification, like when you're sharpening a photo, and you can't get an accurate view otherwise; 100% View means that a screen pixel in the Document window is displaying a single image pixel in the image and there are several different ways to zoom to 100%. My favorite way is a shortcut which is to go over to the toolbar and double-click the Zoom tool. That takes me right to 100% View. I'll zoom-out again by pressing Ctrl+Minus, that's Command+Minus on the Mac a couple of times to show you a couple of more ways to zoom to 100%.

If I have the Zoom tool selected, up here in the Options Bar for the Zoom tool, there is an option labeled 1:1. This is exactly the same as saying 100%. So if I click that, I am taken to 100% magnification. I'll zoom-out again to show you another way to get to 100%; Ctrl+Minus on the PC, Ctrl+Plus on the Mac a couple of times. This time, I'll select the Hand tool. In the Options Bar for the Hand tool, the button labeled Actual Pixels will take you to 100%.

So Actual Pixels, 1:1, 100%; they're all the same thing. While I'm here, I'll mention the Fit Screen view which is another view that I use a lot. Fit Screen will zoom the image to whatever magnification is necessary to show the entire thing in the Document window. A shortcut for Fit Screen view is to double-click the Hand tool. So double-click the Zoom tool to go to 100%, double-click the Hand tool to go to Fit Screen view.

Now, let's talk about a related subject panning, which means moving the image around in the Document window when the image is too big to fit in the window. I am going to take this image to 100% by double-clicking the Zoom tool again. As you can see, I can't see the whole thing in my Document window. So I want to pan. One way to pan is to go over to the toolbar and select the Hand tool, and then click in the image and drag. But as with the Zoom tool, I often need the Hand tool when I'm working with another tool.

So let's say that I'm using the Spot Healing Brush to clean up tiny dust spots on the scan. I don't want to have to leave what I'm doing to come over here to get the Hand tool; click and drag and then go back and get the Spot Healing Brush tool. That would be really inefficient. So as I'm working with the Spot Healing Brush tool over here in order to pan, I'll hold down the Spacebar on my keyboard. That temporarily changes my cursor to a Hand and I can click and drag to another area to see if I see any spots there.

Then I'll release the Spacebar to automatically go back to the Spot Healing Brush tool that I was using. There is one more way to pan and zoom and that's using a panel; the Navigator panel. I'll open that panel by going up to the Window menu and choosing Navigator. To make it easier for you to see, I am going to drag it out of there, and just let it float free right here and I'll click on its bottom-right corner and make that panel bigger. So here is a small version of the large image in the Document window.

The red bounding box indicates the area that I currently can see in the Document window and up here is a zoom slider. So I am going to drag that zoom slider to the right to zoom-in even further. As you can see, the area in this red box represents the part of the image that I can see here in the Document window. Now, let's say I really want to see the tugboat. I don't have to guess where it is as I pan around in the Document window. Instead, I can click inside of this red bounding box in the Navigator panel and drag that on top of the tugboat and that pans the image in the Document window to exactly the same spot.

I am going to close this panel by clicking the X at the top-right of the panel and I'm going to double-click the Hand tool to go back to Fit Screen view so I can see my entire photo. So I've offered you a number of different ways to zoom and pan in this lesson. The best method for you to use depends on what you're comfortable with and what you're doing at that time. So give these methods a try and see which ones work best for you.

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