Rare photoshop hand tool zoom trick


#1

Every once in a while I manage to activate this feature but then I can’t bing it on again :frowning:

It’s about holding the spacebar to use the hand tool, but holding the mouse button and the mouse in one place for a bit. The document would zoom out, with a rectangle showing where I am, then move the mouse to another region and release: it would zoom in to that new location. It’s like a hybrid between the navigator window, the zoom tool, the hand tool and the animated hardware accelerated scrubby zoom. It’s something like ctrl+spacebar and holding the mouse, but better.

What is this?


#2

Instead of holding mouse and waiting you can press “H” key which will directly show rectangle


#3

Ah that’s it, awesome! Thank you thank you! Is this documented somewhere or how should people know?


#4
Firsh said

Ah that’s it, awesome! Thank you thank you! Is this documented somewhere or how should people know?

I learned from a tutorial lol


#5

Moved to Off Topic


#6
mudi said
Firsh said

Ah that’s it, awesome! Thank you thank you! Is this documented somewhere or how should people know?

I learned from a tutorial lol

Could you maybe find the tutorial and post it in the Photoshop Tips thread PLEASE! That thread is like mental gold to noobs like me. Thanks