When working with Photoshop we need to know several basic functions and one of them is zooming. It is important when we are working with details.
To use this function, you can use several ways like using shortcut on your keyboard, using your mouse or using a combination of them both. My favorite one is the combination of mouse and keyboard button.
How to zoom in Photoshop
Using Shortcut from Keyboard
To zoom using keyboard shortcut, just press "Z" button. To zoom in, hold "CTRL" and "+" button. To zoom out. hold "CTRL" and "-".
Using Mouse only
Navigate to the left and click "magnifier" icon. Go to left top, you will see zoom in and zoom out icons.
Easier way to zoom using your mouse is just hold your mouse left button then drag your mouse to left to zoom in, and to zoom out drag it to right.
Another way to zoom is by using a combination of your keyboard and your mouse. First one is press "Z" button, then press left button on mouse to zoom in, and if you want to zoom out, hold "ALT" button then left click.
To zoom in to a point centered on where you click the mouse button, press "Spacebar and CTRL" then Click. To zoom out to a point centered on where you click the mouse button, press "Spacebar and ALT" then Click.
My favorite one is press "Z" button and hold muse left click button then drag it to zoom.
More to read: How to flip image in Photoshop
|Action||Mouse||Windows Shortcut||Mac Shortcut|
|Zoom in.||Press "Z", hold mouse's left button then drag it to right||Ctrl+the plus key (Press Ctrl and the + key.)||Command+the plus key|
|Zoom out.||Press "Z", hold mouse's left button then drag it to left||Ctrl+the minus key (Press Ctrl and then the – key.)||Command+the minus key|
|Zoom in to a point centered on where you click the mouse button.||-||Spacebar+Ctrl-click||Spacebar+Command-click|
|Zoom out from a point centered on where you click.||-||Spacebar+Alt-click||Spacebar+Option-click|