Touch interactions in Photoshop

If you own a Photoshop-supported Windows-powered device, such as the Surface Pro 3, you might already have tried your hand at Photoshop touch interactions. Still, we thought it’d be useful to “show” you the different available interactions and ensure that you’re making the most of them. If this post introduces you to a new interaction, thank us by posting a comment!

Two-Finger Pan: Move two fingers in any direction on the canvas without changing the distance between them or the angle of the line connecting them. You may, this way, pan the canvas view.

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Two-Finger Pan and Zoom: Move two fingers toward or away from each other. You may, this way, pan or zoom the canvas view (scaled).

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Two-Finger Pan and Rotate: Rotate two fingers around the center of the line connecting them.  You may, this way, pan and rotate the canvas.

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Two-Finger Free Transform (Pan, Zoom, and Rotate):

  • Place two fingers on the tablet surface and rest motionless for a moment.
  • Rotate the two fingers around the center of the line connecting them while simultaneously moving them nearer to or farther from each other.
    You may, this way, freely pan, zoom, and rotate the canvas view.

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Two-Finger Reset or Restore View: Double-tap two fingers on the tablet surface to reset view to an unrotated transform that nearly fills the document canvas. Double-tap with two fingers again to restore the view to its previous state.

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