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When drawing pixel art in Photoshop, I like to have the zoom level really high. Is there a way to also have a regular-level zoom (or perhaps an outer zoom) in another part of the window, so that I can see how the regular zoom will look as I work?

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Look under the Window > Arrange menu for "New Window for [document name]" (it will be at the bottom). That opens the same document in a second window. Then you can tile the two and zoom in on one of them.

This is a very common technique when working in Photoshop for retouching as well as drawing.

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Awesome, that worked great! Thanks! – Josh1billion Nov 13 '11 at 1:11
You're welcome! It's one of those non-obvious, not-easy-to-find features that you can't really live without if you work a lot in Photoshop. – Alan Gilbertson Nov 13 '11 at 3:07
Do both views update in real time? – Kyle Nov 14 '11 at 9:46
Absolutely. They are views of the same open document, not a copy. Works the same way in InDesign and Illustrator. – Alan Gilbertson Nov 14 '11 at 19:53

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