• A Square Deal in Photoshop or PSE

    As the song goes, sometimes itís hip to be square. This is especially true when you are navigating your way around a digital project in Photoshop or Photoshop Elements.

    When you need to zoom in to a specific spot on your project, activate the Navigator Palette by selecting Window > Navigator. The Navigator contains a small image of your open project. Hold the Ctrl key (Mac: Cmd key) and draw a red box in the image thumbnail. Photoshop and PSE will fill the editing window with the contents of that box.

    This makes it easy to zoom in and work on a small portion of your project Ė like adding text, cloning, or photo restoration.

    With the box drawn, youíll be able to pan around the document by moving the red box in the Navigator thumbnail or use the Navigator slider to zoom even farther in or out.