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Zooming and scrolling

From: Photoshop Elements 6 for Mac Essential Training

Video: Zooming and scrolling

Elements contains several navigational tools and commands that allow you to control what is displayed in a document window. With this movie, I'd like to show you the various ways that you can zoom and scroll. I'm currently in the Bridge application and I'm viewing our catalog images inside of the Content panel. These are part of our exercise files. These are all of the images contained inside of the catalog images folder and what I want to do is just select a couple of random images here. I already have the first image in the series selected. I'm going to go ahead and Command-click on the blue iguana image as well.

Zooming and scrolling

Elements contains several navigational tools and commands that allow you to control what is displayed in a document window. With this movie, I'd like to show you the various ways that you can zoom and scroll. I'm currently in the Bridge application and I'm viewing our catalog images inside of the Content panel. These are part of our exercise files. These are all of the images contained inside of the catalog images folder and what I want to do is just select a couple of random images here. I already have the first image in the series selected. I'm going to go ahead and Command-click on the blue iguana image as well.

So I'm going to go ahead and open up these images. We can choose File > Open if we like. That opens up the images inside of the Elements' Editing workspace. Inside of Elements now, we have both these images open and the first thing I want to make you aware of are these different ways that you can view your images. Up here, if you click on the far left option, that's the cascading option. That's the same as choosing Window > Images > Cascade. So a quick and easy way to do that is to click on the Cascade button over here. That means that the document windows which each of these are, are positioned on top of each other.

The other modes are the Tile mode, which makes the windows, if you have multiple images open, fit inside of your work area side by side. And then we have the Maximize mode, which will actually place an image inside of the document window to fill the work area. So now we have document windows on top of each other, but not cascading, filling up the entire work area. I'm going to go back to the Cascade mode and now I want to focus on zooming. Zooming means moving further into your image and zooming out of course will be moving further out away from the image.

So what I'm going to do now is first make you aware of the Zoom tool, which is over here. I already have it selected. When you're working with the Zoom tool, the easiest way to zoom is to just click, in order to zoom into an image incrementally like I'm doing now. Zooming further and to see the details of the image. If you're not sure how far you're zoomed in, you can refer to the value at the top of the document window. We're currently viewing the image at 100% or what's displayed down here on the lower left. The interesting thing about this value down here in the lower left is that you can actually highlight it and enter in a different value. Type in say, 50, press the Return key and now we've zoomed out. The advantage of using the Zoom tool is that you can focus in on a certain area of the image here and zoom into it, actually move to that area where you clicked. So that's kind of nice, you can do that.

We also have some various options. Again, you can type in a percentage up here, just like you could in the lower left of the document window, you can also do that up here, or you can click the down facing arrow and move the slider in order to zoom in and out. We also have some options to the right here and these have to do with when you're in the Cascading mode like we're now. If you choose Resize Windows To Fit, and then let's say zoom out. I'm going to hold down the Option key and click incrementally to zoom out, it will such resize the document window once you get small enough to not fit in the work area, which you can see that's what it's doing, resizing the window.

You can also zoom all windows, so if you have multiple windows opened and you're in this Cascade mode, turn that on, start clicking and now it's zooming the content in both document windows at once. Holding down the Option key, zooming out, doing that at once. So that's interesting. If are you ever looking at images side by side, you may want to do that. So let's say if you're maybe inspecting for sharpness, you want to get both of these in an 100% or at least zoomed in far enough above 100% to actually, really inspect the image and take a look to see if there's maybe too much noise or something you might want to reduce. So one way to do that with multiple images opened at once.

Next thing I'd like to show you is how to work with these commands up here, Zoom In and Zoom Out. Now these are the commands that I generally use the most rather than working with the tool. The first reason for that is I can use this keyboard shortcut, which I find a lot easier to use rather than having to actually switch tools. So what I'm going to do is show you how to do this. Before I do, I'm going to show you this Preference though. Let's go into General Preferences. It is this guy right here it's actually already enabled, it says Zoom Resizes Windows. That has to do when you're working with these commands. I'm going to click OK and when I use the command of Command+ Plus, it has now resized the window.

Command+Minus to zoom out and resizing again. Again, this only matters when you're working in this Cascading mode here, zooming in, zooming out and resizing the window as we do. If you're in the Maximize mode, none of that really matters. You're just going to see this great area surrounding the image as you zoom in and zoom out and usually, that's what I will do. So I would like to focus in on just image at a time. Most of the time, zooming in and out using these commands, Command+Plus and Command+Minus.

One other way that you can scroll quickly and easily without even putting your fingers on the keyboard is to use the scroll wheel. So I'm going to go over here into Preferences one more time, General. In the General panel, at the very bottom here we have Zoom With Scroll Wheel. As long as there's check mark in that box and you have a mouse that has a scroll wheel in it, you can zoom in and out incrementally, like I'm doing now using the scroll wheel and that's a nice way to work as well. The next thing has to do with scrolling. But as you know, I'm going to go ahead in the Cascade mode again here. We have the scroll bars on the right and in the bottom of the document window. So if you get zoomed into a certain percentage where you're really zoomed in here, these things of course, resize themselves and you can use them to scroll up or down or left or right. That's the most obvious way to scroll.

Another way of course, is to use the scroll tool. That's the hand tool over here. When you select that tool, you have your own set of options up here just like you do with the Zoom tool. Notice that if I move this off to this side here and turn on Scroll All Windows. I'm in Cascading mode like that, I can actually scroll the content of both images. Again, just like with the Zoom tool, this can be helpful when you're inspecting images for noise or for sharpness both at the same time moving around to see the content and see what's actually going on with these images. Kind of nice that you can do that, turn that off. So all you really do with that tool click and drag, click and drag.

I want to make you aware of a keyboard shortcut in order to access this tool temporarily, no matter what tool you have selected in the Tools palette. If I say I have the Move tool selected and I'm working with say the blue Iguana image and I'm going to go ahead and put it in the Maximize mode here like I normally would and let's say I'm zoomed in here to 78.6% and I want to scroll around the image to access different part of it, I can just hold down the Spacebar and as long as I keep it held down, notice that the cursor changes to the Hand tool. I can then click and drag in order to reposition the image inside of the document window, scrolling with the Hand tool. When I led up on the Spacebar, I'm back to the Move tool or whatever tool you have accessed in here.

So that is I think the quickest and the easiest way to scroll around your image rather than using the scroll bars, rather than accessing the tool unless you're going to use the Scroll All Windows feature that I just showed you. I think it's better to just access the hand tool temporarily by holding down the Spacebar and then clicking and dragging. So what we learned in this movie is the various ways that we can navigate around the document window. We learned a little bit about these different modes Cascading, Tiling and the Maximized mode. We learned that we can use keyboard shortcuts to zoom. We can also use keyboard shortcuts to scroll temporarily access the Hand tool. We learned that we can use the keyboard shortcuts of Command+Plus or Command+Minus to zoom in and out as opposed to using the Zoom tool and we also learned that you can zoom with the scroll wheel as long as you have the Preference turned on.

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Photoshop Elements 6 for Mac Essential Training

84 video lessons · 5407 viewers

Ted LoCascio
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  1. 2m 22s
    1. Welcome
      1m 2s
    2. Using the example files
      1m 20s
  2. 12m 1s
    1. Understanding Photoshop Elements
      2m 10s
    2. Using the Welcome screen
      2m 33s
    3. Importing photos from a digital camera
      7m 18s
  3. 1h 1m
    1. Viewing and selecting images
      2m 1s
    2. Creating and saving a custom workspace
      5m 29s
    3. Rotating images in Bridge
      3m 20s
    4. Renaming images in Bridge
      5m 34s
    5. Adding keywords to images
      7m 38s
    6. Applying ratings to images
      5m 17s
    7. Labeling images
      5m 17s
    8. Searching for images
      6m 38s
    9. Creating Collections
      2m 50s
    10. Sorting images with the Filter panel
      6m 36s
    11. Using image stacks
      7m 2s
    12. Hiding images
      4m 6s
  4. 31m 55s
    1. Opening images from Bridge
      2m 24s
    2. Working with palettes and the Palette Bin
      4m 53s
    3. Using the Project Bin
      6m 44s
    4. Zooming and scrolling
      8m 1s
    5. Fixing mistakes with Undo and Redo
      5m 3s
    6. Saving versions
      4m 50s
  5. 49m 38s
    1. Opening and viewing images in the Quick Fix mode
      6m 8s
    2. Understanding Auto Color and making tonal adjustments
      8m 50s
    3. Using the Lighting sliders
      5m 19s
    4. Using the Color sliders
      7m 1s
    5. Applying Auto Red Eye Fix
      3m 31s
    6. Applying Auto Sharpen
      4m 25s
    7. Using the Guided Edit mode
      6m 19s
    8. Processing multiple files
      8m 5s
  6. 10m 22s
    1. Understanding image resolution
      3m 23s
    2. Resizing images
      6m 59s
  7. 17m 8s
    1. Applying Auto Crop and Auto Straighten
      6m 22s
    2. Using the Straighten and Crop tools
      4m 10s
    3. Changing the canvas size
      6m 36s
  8. 30m 32s
    1. Why make selections?
      6m 3s
    2. Using the Quick Selection tool
      8m 37s
    3. Using Refine Edge
      7m 15s
    4. Saving and loading selections
      8m 37s
  9. 25m 58s
    1. Working with the Layers palette
      9m 45s
    2. Using adjustment layers and masks
      8m 37s
    3. Applying transparency and blend mode adjustments
      7m 36s
  10. 40m 56s
    1. Removing a color cast
      5m 53s
    2. Correcting skin tone
      3m 38s
    3. Enhancing color with Hue/Saturation adjustments
      6m 37s
    4. Balancing contrast and color with Levels adjustments
      7m 10s
    5. Correcting dark or light areas with Shadow/Highlight Adjustments
      5m 17s
    6. Improving images with Color Curves adjustments
      5m 55s
    7. Converting color images to black and white
      6m 26s
  11. 54m 14s
    1. Using the Red-Eye Removal tool
      8m 1s
    2. Using the healing tools
      7m 42s
    3. Whitening teeth and eyes
      6m 20s
    4. Cloning to remove contents
      8m 14s
    5. Adjusting perspective and correcting camera distortion
      6m 10s
    6. Using Photomerge Group Shot
      6m 17s
    7. Using Photomerge Faces
      6m 4s
    8. Using Photomerge Panorama
      5m 26s
  12. 16m 1s
    1. Creating a clipping mask
      7m 25s
    2. Creating collages with gradient blending
      8m 36s
  13. 22m 15s
    1. Reducing noise
      8m 7s
    2. Sharpening with Unsharp Mask
      7m 16s
    3. Sharpening with Adjust Sharpness
      6m 52s
  14. 17m 54s
    1. Understanding Camera Raw
      1m 46s
    2. Opening Camera Raw images from Bridge
      6m 37s
    3. Applying tonal and color adjustments in Camera Raw
      6m 23s
    4. Saving raw images
      3m 8s
  15. 40m 41s
    1. Painting with the Filter Gallery
      8m 7s
    2. Creating a pencil sketch
      7m 40s
    3. Customizing images
      7m 59s
    4. Adding artwork with the Content palette
      9m 39s
    5. Building and saving a multi-page photo creation
      7m 16s
  16. 37m 5s
    1. Creating a slideshow
      6m 58s
    2. Creating a photo book
      9m 1s
    3. Creating a photo collage
      6m 58s
    4. Creating a greeting card
      6m 31s
    5. Creating a web photo gallery
      7m 37s
  17. 31m 6s
    1. Choosing color settings
      7m 1s
    2. Printing to an inkjet printer
      8m 13s
    3. Using Picture Package
      4m 33s
    4. Saving for the web
      5m 55s
    5. Attaching images to emails
      3m 6s
    6. Burning to CDs and DVDs
      2m 18s
  18. 56s
    1. Goodbye
      56s

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