Opening and Arranging
Multiple Views
The image window is where your image
appears in Photoshop Elements. You can
open multiple windows with different
images, or, if you prefer, you can open multi-
ple views of the same image. This is a handy
way to work on a detailed area of your image
while viewing the full-sized version of the
image at the same time. It’s especially useful
when you’re doing touch-up work, such as
correcting red eye or erasing a blemish in
a photo.
To open multiple views of an image:
1.
From the View menu, choose New
Window for name of current file
(Figure 2.38).
2.
Drag the title bar to move the additional
window(s) as necessary to view them
simultaneously.
You can set different levels of magnifica-
tion for each window to see both details
and the big picture at the same time
(Figure 2.39).
Figure 2.39 Multiple image views let you work on a
detailed area, while at the same time allowing you to
see how the changes affect the overall image.
Figure 2.38 You can open multiple windows of the
same image from the View menu.
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Figure 2.41 Tiled windows are arranged in a stack,
from top to bottom.
Figure 2.40 Cascading windows overlap from the
upper left to the lower right. They allow you to keep
multiple windows open at once, without cluttering the
work space.
To arrange multiple views:
Do one of the following:
To create cascading, overlapping win-
dows from the upper left to the lower
right of your screen, from the Window
menu, choose Images > Cascade
(Figure 2.40).
To display windows stacked, from the
Window menu, choose Images > Tile
(Figure 2.41).
To close multiple view windows:
Do one of the following:
To close a single window, click the close
button on that windows title bar.
To close all document windows, from the
File menu, choose Close All or press
Shift+Ctrl+W/Shift+Command+W.
Tip
To quickly switch from one open window
to the other, press Ctrl+Tab (Windows) or
Command+Tab (Mac OS).
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