Now to try out our next tool, I have got another image we can bring up, so let's go over to the File Menu, we will choose Open once again, and back in our Lesson 01 folder, let's bring up this picture called man on a horse.
Now as you can see this image is a lot larger than the first few we have worked on. So in order to manage our view state, we are going to go down to the section of our tools titled View.
The first tool we want to use is our Zoom Tool. Now this tool can actually be used several ways. You can just click on an image and it will zoom in on the image. You can see the current status of the zoom down here in the right corner of your panel and this is also a pull-down menu. So you can just select it and choose a different zoom level. If we go out to 50, we will zoom out and we can see the extent of the image.
Now using this tool, you can also drag around a selected area of the image and zoom right in on that spot, let's try this with the head. I am just going to click here and go around statue's head and resume right in on that portion of the image. Now you notice the icon for this tool is that little plus (+) sign and that's indicating that any click or drag, it's going to zoom in on our image. But if you hold down your Alt or Option key, that will switch to a minus (-) sign and with that selected, you can simply click and you will get a zoom out operation.
Now if you want a shortcut for quick access to that tool, you will notice in the Tool Tip that it shows the Z key. Now just to try that out, I am going to switch over to my Select Tool for a moment and I am just going to press the Z key. You notice with any other tool selected that single key switch will get you right to the Zoom Tool. In fact, all the tools in the Palette have the same kind of keyboard shortcut.
If we look at another one, we can see that the Pointer Tool is accessed by the V key or the O key. So I can switch back and forth between these tools just by pressing V for Select and Z for Zoom. In managing our zoom state, it's going to be the Hand Tool, and that's located down here next to our Zoom Tool. You can see it has an H keyboard shortcut and when I select this tool, I go up to my image and click-and-drag the image around.
Now this is especially useful when we are zoomed in. So let's try out our keyboard shortcuts again, I am going to click the Z key to access my Zoom Tool. I am going to zoom in on this bird on the statue's head. I am going to use the H key to access the Hand Tool and then we can click-and-drag our image around.