At my day job (ho hum) I have to do a ton of detailed Photoshop work. I find myself constantly zooming in and out to see my work up close while I edit at the pixel level, then zoom back to to see what my editing really looks like at normal size. Not very efficient. I do use a Griffin Powermate (which I love) to help me zoom back and forth, but there is an easier way. You can have the exact same image object open within 2 different Photoshop document windows at the same time. One window can show the 100% actual view and the other window can be zoomed in to do that eye crossing detailed pixel work.. edit in one window while watching the other to see how it looks! Pretty cool. Ok, Ok, this is how it’s done…

Select an open image, go to Window> Arrange> New Window (Look for the original file name in the list) choose it and you will now have the same image open in two different Photoshop document windows. I think this is one of the neatest tricks in the book! Keep each image zoomed at different levels for a LIVE view of what the heck you just edited at 1600%. Awesome, just awesome.