Whatever you do in Photoshop, chances are there are a few ways to do it. The same goes for zooming in and out when you need to work on details of an image. In this video from Photoshop Training Channel, Jesús Ramirez shows you a quick and simple trick for zooming in that you may not have discovered yet.
The method Jesus suggests is in a way similar to opening a Navigator window and moving the red square across the small preview of the photo. Only this time, the square will be on the large preview of your photo. Hold the H key and the left click on your mouse. A square will appear and you can drag it to the area of the photo which you want to zoom in. When you release the click, the photo will be zoomed in to the area which you selected.
I must admit I didn’t know about this trick. When I want to zoom in or out, I hold an Alt key and scroll up or down. This was I don’t need to exit the tool I’m currently using, and for me, this is the fastest and the most convenient method.
Have you used Jesus’ method to zoom in and out? And what’s your preferred tool or shortcut to do it?