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.

  • 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. Commented Nov 13, 2011 at 3:07
  • Do both views update in real time?
    – Kyle
    Commented Nov 14, 2011 at 9:46
  • Absolutely. They are views of the same open document, not a copy. Works the same way in InDesign and Illustrator. Commented Nov 14, 2011 at 19:53

This is an old question, but the new answer to this is Window> Navigator. That will bring up a small overview screen you can watch while you're zoomed in

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