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Get the ultimate foundation in Adobe Photoshop CC, in this update to the flagship series Photoshop One-on-One. Deke takes you on a personalized tour of the basic tools and techniques that lie behind great images and graphic design, while keeping you up to speed with the newest features offered with Creative Cloud. Learn to open images from multiple sources, get around the panels and menus, and work with layers—the feature that allows you to perform masking, combine effects, and perform other edits nondestructively. Then Deke shows how to perform important editing tasks, such as cropping and straightening images, adjusting the luminance of your image, correcting color imbalances and enhancing color creatively, and finally, retouching and healing.
In this movie, I'll show you your final zoom option which is to dial in a custom zoom value, which is great for establishing a wide, centered view. When I first opened this image in this particular screen, it comes in at 16.7%, which is just too far away. If I press Ctrl+0 or Command+0 on the Mac to fit the image to the screen, you can see that Photoshop is conservative, leaving a fair amount of pasteboard around the edge which can be useful when you are trying to edit the image all the way to its perimeter.
But in my case, I don't want to see any of the pasteboard. If I press Ctrl++ or Command++ on the Mac, I go the next increment, 25% which ends up cutting off the side of the model's face. So I need to find something in between. I'll go ahead and press Ctrl+0 or Command+0 on the Mac to zoom back out. Notice you have this custom zoom value down here in the lower-left corner of the Image window, so you can dial with your own value. For example, I'll enter 20% and then press the Enter key or the Return key on the Mac, in order to zoom just slightly in.
But that's not quite far enough and you can see how this would get to be little but laborious after a while. So here is the most precise way to work. I'll click inside this value and then I press the Up arrow key a couple of times, let's say, to take that value to 22%. I don't know if that's going to work because Photoshop is not previewing the zoom on the fly. However, if I press Shift+Enter or Shift+Return on the Mac, then I can apply that value while keeping inactive, and I can see that 22% still leaves a little bit of edge over here on the left.
So I'll press the Up arrow key one more time to take that value to 23% and then I'll press Shift+Enter or Shift+ Return again and I can see that 23% is exactly what I want. Here's another way to work with the option. If you want to be able to preview the zooms on the fly, you press and hold the Ctrl key or the Command key on the Mac, and notice that your cursor changes to the scrub cursor meaning that you can now scrub the value. So if I scrub to the right, I'm going to zoom in on the fly, and if I scrub to left, I'm going to zoom out on the fly.
I can do so with a great deal of precision because basically, every pixel that I scrub translates to a single percentage of zoom. When you figure out the zoom ratio that works for you, just press the Enter key or the Return key on the Mac in order to exit that value. And that's how you zoom with the ultimate in precision control here inside Photoshop.
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