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Photoshop CC 2019 Zoom In/Out While Using Lasso Tool

I used CC 2021 and in that version has got scroll zoom while using lasso tool. But in CC 2019 I have to do (Ctrl + Space bar + Left mouse click.) How can I zoom with scroll while using lasso tool? ...
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Zoom in jumps to another part on the screen illustrator CC

I recently installed CC and am using the zoom command + and I expect it usually to zoom in closer to where I am but it keeps jumping to another place on the screen. Assuming this can be fixed in ...
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Open AI file at zoom setting "fit to screen"

I work on A4 sized artboards most of the time. However, when I open a file (saved as PDF), AI always opens it zoomed out (about 60%) which is too small for me to see the details. Having to press cmd+0 ...
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How to Make An Almost Symmetric Image Seem Endless?

There are many almost symmetric images, such as: image 1 or image 2 What software do you suggest to use and how to make such images seem endless by copying part of the same image at its center?
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Repeated scale/zoom by small % creates cross/seam at center. How to mitigate?

I'm trying to process an image into a video by apply effects to each frame. One effect is a slight zoom, say 5%. I'm running into an issue where after a few frames an obvious cross/seam begins to ...
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mouse jumps around when zoomed in using pen tool illustrator cs6

When I am zoomed in and using the pen tool I often find that if I go slightly off the zoomed in section it will then propel my mouse to another point on the artboard. Is there any way to work around ...
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Photoshop script to fit artboard on screen

I am here because I did not find solution. Problem: I have 3 artboards. I need a script (or action) to "fit artboard on screen" or zoom in specific artboard. There is a option in top menu ...
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Adobe Illustrator: white cracks appears on objects when zooming in and out

I'm having this problem in Illustrator when I zoom in and out, there appears to be a bunch of white cracks that changes shapes, but stays there when not zooming. Looks something like this:[ Been ...
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Inkscape shows wrong colors when zooming out

I have an object in my image that consists of a lot of small dots (~10,000) clustered together in a very close space. Naturally many of the dots overlap. The problem I'm having is in setting the color ...
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Zoom without Ctrl

Zoom in and out without the need to hold down crtl key would make navigation much easier and faster. It is really a question why developers/UI/UX designers of many of design softwares do not pay ...
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Polygonal Laso Zoom

Is there a setting i have to pick for zooming in and out with the mouse scroll while making a selection with the Polygonal Laso Tool in photoshop? Tried with 3 versions of photoshop and only one ...
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Create an infinitely zooming image

I found a website that almost does what I want gif-in-gif.com , but you can't adjust very much on the website. I created a gif on it, but I want the zoom to happen on the eye of the baby, I want the ...
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Photoshop zoom settings

Before I formatted my Mac, I'm sure I had Ps set up so that, when I zoomed, it didn't change the size of the window that my document was in. Now when I zoom in, or zoom out, the window will resize ...
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Best canvas resolution when drawing in Krita (not for printing)

Introduction to the problem I just started graphic design and the first program I used was Inkscape for vector graphics. In Inkscape, when you are working within a project, you can zoom all you want ...
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How to zoom finely in GIMP?

Is there any tool for fine zoom in GIMP? I mean not 125% or 100% , something in between. Thanks.
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Vector image with fixed line width

I would like to create/export a vector image with fixed line widths, independent of the zoom level. I've already found the possibility to use vector-effect="non-scaling-stroke" in an SVG image, which ...
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How to zoom using Alt+mouse wheel without highlighting shortcut letters?

There is this very helpful zoom shortcut in Photoshop: ALT+mouse wheel. But it has a very bad side effect: because it uses ALT the shortcut letters of the menus get highlighted (e.g. F for File, E ...
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How to make the middle selection point appear sooner?

Here I cannot extend my shape vertically because I miss the middle selection point: However if I zoom one step further it appears: How to make it appear always or sooner in the zoom level?
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Adobe Photoshop — How do I set the arrow keys to always move objects by 1px, regardless of zoom?

I want to be able to reliably move objects in Photoshop with the arrow keys by 1px, regardless of zoom. When the document is not at scale, the arrow keys randomly move objects by either 2px or 3px (...
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How can you create an infinite looping GIF using After Effects? [duplicate]

I tried to do this in After effects, it worked but the quality with each zoom decreased (I guess it's not zoom, it's something else). So I believe we must preserve the quality, and After effects can'...
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Inkscape SVG Stroke Size Changing Depending on Zoom

SVG Shape Gaps change when Zooming I used this tool: here to create a low-poly picture and then downloaded it as an SVG. I then noticed that the edges were overlapping and so I brought it into ...
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100% in Acrobat is bigger than actual print when held side by side [duplicate]

Is there a way to adjust Acrobat's scaling such that 1 inch/1 cm will correlate with "real-world" 1 inch/1 cm? I have a document on screen 11 inches wide. When I hold an 11 inch wide paper next to ...
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Scaling with zoom

Is it possible to set objects to scale in some way as you zoom in and out? Some objects are challenging to see at extremes of zoom. For instance, lines can be too thin to see when zoomed way out but ...
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Illustrator: How to scale precisely to a specific (off-screen) reference point?

In Illustrator is there a way to precisely scale to a pivot point or "reference point" that is off the screen? I mean when you want to zoom in somewhere far away from where you set that point and then ...
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Controlling mouse scroll zoom in Inkscape

When I use the mouse scroll wheel to zoom in Inkscape, it is all too easy to rocket from useless big to useless small. Is there a way to control the sensitivity of the mouse scroll wheel zoom?
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Zooming in with dragging and making an area

I'm watching a guide on Youtube about Illustrator and they seems to select an area and zoom in there, but if I do that I select an object. Also, he uses the 2015 CC version, meanwhile I'm using the ...
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Focus view on selected layer in Photoshop

While working on a huge workspace I need Photoshop to focus the current view on the object / layer I selected, how can I do this?
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What's the technical term for unintentional image pixelation due to insufficient resolution?

I'm writing to someone to say something along the lines of: "May I see that image in a higher resolution; there is some important text and/or finer details that are unintentionally pixelated/obscured ...
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Presets for a specific zoom in illustrator

Just hoping someone has figured out a shortcut (preferably keyboard shortcut) in illustrator to snap the zoom to 133% (a visual 1:1 scale for online's 72pdi).
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Little window showing zoomed contents near the brush while holding specific key

I am looking for the following feature in Photoshop (natively or as a plugin): When you press and hold down the specific key, a little window will appear at the corner what shows the zoomed content ...
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Inkscape: Zoom into pixels

Inkscape v0.92 When I zoom I would like to see the individual pixels instead of the zoom anti-aliasing. This occurs not only for paths but also for bitmaps. I realize there is now a 'Display: Use ...
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Zoom in high resolution image in a presentation

I have an image of global view of the Moon. I have a second one which is from a different camera, very high res of an area few kilometers in size. During a presentation I want to zoom in from a global ...
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How do I zoom with Ctrl instead of Alt on Windows in Adobe CC?

In Windows, the standard scroll-wheel zoom key is Ctrl. Pretty much everything follows this standard, including all web browsers, Word, Explorer, even Adobe Reader. Except Adobe Creative Cloud ...
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Adobe Illustrator 21.0.0 - How to Zoom In / Out on Mouse and Not on Selected Object / Area

This started happening when I recently updated to Adobe Illustrator 21.0.0 (2017 release). Simply, if I select an object and then move over to another area of the document: and then try to zoom in or ...
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Why is my vector PNG pixelated when I zoom? [duplicate]

I have saved my vector image as a PNG from Adobe Illustrator, but when I open the saved PNG file & zoom in on it, the image becomes pixelated.. Why is it doing this?
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Why sketch allow 0.5x export in dropdown?

Can anyone tell me why Sketch(mac tool for designers) enable us to export half sized of anything? Why they made it so easy?
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Photoshop: How to enlarge a cropped section to show detail?

I would like to in-lay a zoom-ed crop of my photo within the main photo. The in-layed photo would be on a free part of the background, just to show-case the detail. Is the rectangle tool + layer with ...
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Can I smoothly zoom in Illustrator?

Simple question here: Is it possible to zoom smoothly in Illustrator CC? Like in Photoshop CC? I can only alt+mousewheel zoom now but that's more of a snap zoom then a smooth zoom.
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Why is my preview pixelated when not at 100% zoom?

I have this weird thing in Photoshop (CS5): When I'm zoomed in at 100% my lines are really smooth, but as soon I'm under 100% or over 100% they look weird, like this: This is how they look at 100%:
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After Effects cc 2015 zoom in and out is verry fast [closed]

i'm using After Effects CC 2015 Version 13.5.0.347 and Mac OS Sierra when i try to zoom in and out using mouse scroll its very fast and i cant even control it the Same Problem recently appears with ...
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How do I make Inkscape's selection tool (F1) more precise?

When I click on something, it selects, I believe, the largest object in a given radius from the click offset, not the path I've actually clicked on. Is there a way to increase the precision? Zooming ...
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illustrator shortcut - reset zoom to fit artboard

I Sometimes over zoom. When using CTRL + space + mouse-drag it gives me a zoom box but sometimes i pick a small box and zooms in too much. Is there any shortcut to reset current artboard to fit my ...
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How I deactivate Alt + Scroll zoom in Adobe software programs?

So I am working on a Mac with Magic mouse. When I am using the Adobe programs (Ai, Ps, Id, no matter, I think it is common for all of them), if I accidently hold the alt button and move my hand on the ...
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Changing zoom level steps of Sketch [closed]

When I zoom in Sketch by using the shortcuts [cmd +], [cmd -] or the plus and minus button the zoom factor change by 100%. (25%, 50%, 100%, 200%, 400% etc.) When I use preview I like to see my screen ...
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Convert image into mp4 that zooms in to precise point in image [closed]

I have an image. From this image, I need to create an mp4 that zooms in to a precise square within the image (about 1/64th the original size). How would I go about creating this file? The most obvious ...
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Image shows blurry in browser at 100%, but not in photoshop!

I came across this site and saw that it had a couple of blurry images. I checked my browser zoom in Firefox and Chrome and they were both 100%. I copied the images to look at them in Photoshop and ...
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How do I scale up an image in Illustrator to a normal size?

I have an image in Illustrator that I've made, but I made it at 2500% zoom. How do I scale the image back up so that it is normal size when it's at 100% zoom? Or at the very least, how do I export it ...
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Photoshop: zoom in/out while using Marquee Tool

Is there way to zoom in/out while creating a selection using the Marquee Tool? Normally I can zoom by Alt + Mousewheel. This doesn't work while using marquee tool, nor does using Ctrl +/- If there's ...
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How to make a lens with zoomed effect in Photoshop

How do I go about creating this effect in Photoshop cs6? Don't forget to mark this question as useful :)
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Changing zoom level steps of Photoshop

When I zoom with my Macbook's trackpad by pinch gesture, elements get blurry because of decimal zoom level like "169,11%". Is there a way to change zoom steps to use only integers?
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