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Hidden Photoshop Tips & Tricks

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Two Windows Open From The Same Document

Jesús Ramirez

Hidden Photoshop Tips & Tricks

Jesús Ramirez

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11. Two Windows Open From The Same Document

Lesson Info

Two Windows Open From The Same Document

this is actually really cool. I use this one a lot on a laptop, but maybe a little bit Hard to see, but I have to monitors at home. And this allows me to open up the same image, same file in two different windows. And the reason you want to do that is because you could be working on really fine detail in one view and then see the overall image in another view. So that way you know how it looks both up close and far away, because sometimes you really zoom in there, you make an adjustment, and then you look and it looks terrible because they would assume then so close. So you can actually take advantage of that of this feature. So you can see both assumed inversion in, ah, full screen view of whatever image you're working with and the way that you do that, as you just select you could. Just being the father doesn't really matter in which layer you can go into a window. Um, arrange new window four and it'll have the name of the file that you're working with right now. I'm working with a f...

og old tips slash class PSD. I can open that up. And actually, I'll close this first window here with my introduction. That will be only focus on these two tabs. These two tabs are exactly the same. They're the same file, but they're two instances of them. So now we have the two files open or the same file open twice, and I want to put him side by side. And I can do that by going into window. Arrange to up vertical. You can do it to a horizontal that's totally up to you. In this case, I think it will look better if I do to a vertical. So I have to file side by side. So now I can zoom in to work on some detail. And then on this one, I can just right click and save you at 100% or fit to screen or whatever it is that you want to do it again. This is not a very, um, large screen, but I'm trying to get us much real estate so you can see how this works. So now that I'm here, I can use the space bar to pan to the side and maybe maybe I want to clone out this, um, streetlamp here and watch what happens. It's gonna I'm gonna be cloning out the street lamp and notice right here. You're gonna see it update live. See how it disappearing on both use. So it is a great way of one year. The important photography you're doing, any type of work, you can have both open and you can see the 100% view. Or you could see a zoomed in view at the same time. So this one's one that I use a lot. You guys like this one? Awesome core. So let me open this up again. And like I said, it also works with, um, the horizontal begins. Have one on top of the other. Also, if you hold the space bar and shift, click and drag, you drag both at the same time, and you click by Click on the zoom tool and I hold shift again. Zoom in on both at the same time. Shift option. That's shift bolt on a windows machine. You zoom out at the same time so you can control in both at the same time. So the shift key is the modifier key to control both windows

Class Description

Everyone knows Adobe Photoshop® is full of amazing features — but where are they hidden?! Jesus Ramirez will show which ones are worth using when you really need to be efficient and productive. This session concentrates on Adobe Photoshop tips, features and techniques that most people never think to use and some tricks even the expert may not be aware of!

Software Used: Adobe Photoshop CC 2017


Amy Vaughn

Yeah yeah, Jesus Ramirez is a great instructor and this class is packed with useful tips and even some fun ones that might not be so useful. But it was that one about using two windows from the same document that changed my Photoshop life.


Overall Photoshop Week 2017 has some amazing instructors for workflow & compositing. Jesus Ramirez has the unique ability to combine simplicity with really useful depth: blend modes, different approaches to selection or combining different tools. This course covers a lot of tools and there are a number of ‘wow! didn't know that!’ moments a more advanced user will love.


Jesus is excellent! full of knowledge and provides a lot of helpful tips in a clear and easy to understand way. Only thing missing are captions for this class, for some reason. Otherwise, I wish there were more classes like this one.