Apr 27 2009
Has this ever happened to you? You’re working in Photoshop and you Paste or Place an image or graphic onto the current canvas, but it is huge and it more than fills the frame of view.
You try to scale the graphic so that it fits on the canvas and you go Edit>Free Transform (or, from the keyboard, Command-T), but that doesn’t help because Photoshop puts the Free Transform control handles outside the canvas boundary at the perimeter of the oversized layer. Grrrr!!!
Don’t fret–I have the answer! With the oversized image layer selected and Free Transform waiting to go View>Fit on Screen (or key command Command-0 (zero)). Now you can grab those handles and scale the image so that it actually fits within the job’s window.
Normally Fit on Screen is used to zoom out so that the entire canvas of the file you are working on fits in the window on screen, but thankfully Photoshop has been programmed to use this same command to come to your rescue when you place a very, very big image.