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The Navigator Panel in Photoshop

While there are various tools, and plenty of methods for panning & zooming an image my favorite is still the Navigator Panel. If you’re not in the habit of customizing your workspace or moving the panels around, you’ve probably never given the Navigator Panel much thought. At first glance it doesn’t look all that impressive, but the trick is using it with a second monitor while sizing it really large.

You see the Navigator Panel not only provides a way to zoom in & out of your image, but it shows your location within the image. When used with a second monitor, you have an immediate bird’s eye view while making adjustments. Watch the video below to see one of Photoshop’s hidden gems:

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1 Comment on The Navigator Panel in Photoshop

  1. Leonard F Grant Jr // May 24, 2012 at 8:42 pm //

    Good information, never used it before. Will from here on out though! Two thumbs up.

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