Canvas Zoom Level
You can zoom in on the Canvas to allow precision alignment and placement of objects,
and you can zoom out to get a sense of the big picture or to see the path of a moving
object. You can also use dynamic zoom modes to zoom in or out of the Canvas, or to
zoom to specific areas of the Canvas. If you have a Multi-Touch device, you can pinch
closed to zoom out and pinch open to zoom in.
Zooming the Canvas does not change the size of the images in your project. It only
changes the view of the entire window.
To zoom in or out on the Canvas
Choose a zoom level from the Zoom Level pop-up menu.
In the following image, 25% is chosen from the Zoom Level pop-up menu.
To use the dynamic zoom mode
Holding down the Space bar and Command key (in that order), drag diagonally in the
Canvas. The zoom occurs around the spot clicked in the Canvas.
To zoom in and out using a Multi-Touch device
Pinch closed to zoom out or pinch open to zoom in.
After you zoom in, use a two-finger swipe in any direction to scroll around.
The Motion Interface
To zoom in and out of a specific area of the Canvas
Holding down the Space bar and Command key (in that order), drag the area of the
Canvas to zoom. While still holding down the keys, click the mouse button to zoom in
50 percent increments of the current zoom level. Holding down the Space bar, Command
key, and Option key (in that order), the Canvas click to zoom out in 50 percent increments
of the current zoom level.
Note: To pan the Canvas without selecting the Pan tool, hold down the Space bar and
drag in the Canvas.
To zoom the Canvas so the viewable area of the project fills the window
Choose Fit In Window from the Zoom Level pop-up menu.
To reset the Canvas Zoom level
Do one of the following:
Choose 100% from the Zoom Level pop-up menu.
In the toolbar, double-click the Zoom tool (located in the Pan tool pop-up menu).
To reset the Canvas Pan
In the toolbar, double-click the Pan tool.