I want to do some master studies and I would like to have two files (the original and an empty one) on my screen (each taking half).

I want to have both windows have the same zoom and panning so I have precision. It would be nice if I could also have the same guidelines.

I know that you can do this for the same file in two windows, but I want two files to have this effect.

I haven't been able to find the solution via google.

  • Are you in CC? They introduced Artboards in Photoshop CC 2015 that could probably solve this for you.
    – Ryan
    Jul 14, 2015 at 13:37

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I have photoshop cc. I simply select the zoom tool (looks like a magnifying glass) then select the "zoom all windows" at the top of photoshop.checked box

You can also make the documents match the zoom by selecting the "window" tab on the top then [Arrange] - [Match Zoom]. window - arrange - match zoom

I hope that this helps.

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