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I have a large selection in a separate layer, which, when dragged to where I want it to sit, partly moves outside the canvas. I would like to be able to see the part outside the canvas instead of it being cropped in the view. I'm sure I've seen it done somehow, but I couldn't find it.

I'm using CS4 on Win7, if that matters


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You can view the complete layer by selecting Image > Reveal All

In my SS you can see, first i let you know the layer is going out from the canvas thats why i used ctrl+t just to show you my layer position. and then reveal all it will reveal the complete layer in front of you.

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hope this is clear and help full

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Thanks, it worked – dyasny Dec 1 '11 at 13:04
The shortcut for this on PC is CTRL-0 (control zero). – Rob Craig Dec 2 '11 at 18:07
my ctrl+0 does zoom at certain level :O – Jack Dec 3 '11 at 4:44
It works, but looks like Photoshop just re sizes the canvas based on the layers. Not really the most clever way to do it, infact the performance is awful. – BrianV Dec 18 '13 at 19:10
Ya, this changes your canvas size, rather than let's you simply view items outside the canvas, like you can in illustrator. – Picard102 Jan 20 at 15:42

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