Moving around the picture

One of the great advantages with all graphic programs is the ability to enlarge the picture to work at a more detailed level. The quickest way of doing this is to use the keyboard shortcuts, but I will give the Toolbox method as well.

Click on the Magnifier in the Toolbox and click in the picture, this will enlarge the picture by 25% each time you click. To reduce the magnification, hold down the Opt/Alt key and click in the picture again. When the Magnifier tool is active there are three buttons on the Properties bar that give pre-set views.

Actual Pixels show the image at 100% enlargement, which is very useful for checking detail.

Fit on Screen will show the whole picture on the screen as large as possible without being hidden by anything else.

Centre Image will return the image to the centre when it has been magnified.

Another way to change the magnification is to use the slider at the base of the document window (Figure 1.10). The percentage number shown on the right of the bar is the current magnification of the picture. Type in an amount and press enter to go to a specific magnification. Increase the magnification significantly then click on the binoculars icon shown in Figure 1.10 to the left of the slider, this will show you which part of the image is being magnified.

The screen is shown in Figure 1.11 with the full picture in the small rectangle bottom left and a red rectangle showing the part of the picture that is being shown on screen. Click and drag inside the rectangle to move the point of magnification.

Click the Grabber (hand icon) in the Toolbox and the cursor will change to a hand, click and drag in the window to move the image. Double click on the Grabber icon in the Toolbox and the picture will change from a magnified view to the full picture being visible on screen.

Figure 1.9

Magnifier options on the Properties bar.

Figure 1.9

Magnifier options on the Properties bar.

Figure 1.12

Rotating the canvas.

Figure 1.12

Rotating the canvas.

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