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Andz
10-08-2004, 10:00 AM
This is a quick tip on how to use the Photoshop Navigator in a effective way for painting details;

1. Here is a screenshot of Photoshop with an image I'll be working on, and highlighted is the Navigator tab;

http://andz.f2o.org/tuto_01.gif


2. By dragging that tab, you can release it anywhere else outside that window;

http://andz.f2o.org/tuto_02.gif


3. Then, resize the window to make a maximum use of it as you prefer;

http://andz.f2o.org/tuto_03.gif

http://andz.f2o.org/tuto_04.gif


4. Now, just zoom in on the image, work the small details while you still see on the Navigator your whole composition in almost real-time updates.

http://andz.f2o.org/tuto_05.gif


Cheers!

anthonyBloor
10-08-2004, 11:45 AM
this tip is twice as useful with a second monitor.
A similar method would be to go to window > arrange > new window.

cameo
10-12-2004, 03:14 PM
Thats a nice trick. I never even knew you could do that or arrange an additional window. Can see how that would come in useful.

Ross Forster
10-13-2004, 09:07 AM
Yeah, I suggest having a play. Theres a bunch of these nifty little tricks you can do, which most people dont know about.