Photoshop: How do I see a zoomed/loupe view?

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Pen Tool: Have a magnetic pen tool, you make an accurate selection then it makes an even more accurate selection. Second for this, there should either be a Loupe or a loupe window so that you can see the whole image as well as zoomed in. Thanks :)
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Which product and version are you using?

There is already a magnetic pen tool in Photoshop, which has been available since at least Photoshop 5.0.

And the navigator has been in Photoshop since version 4.0.
New windows/views for the same document have been around even longer.
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I'm using CC and have never seen a magnetic pen tool. What is it called? I have also not stumbled upon a loupe, it's called a navigator window?
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It was called the Magnetic Pen Tool, now it is just the "magnetic" option on the freeform pen tool.

Also, you should try using the Navigator palette.
And try creating new views/windows for your document (each can be at a different location and zoom).
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Well that pen tool is cool, I've looked for it before and didn't see it. The navigator windows are cool, but I dedicated Loupe would be nice.
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Again, you can do that (in addition to the navigator) by creating a new view/window for your document.
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So I tried out the Magnetic Pen tool, had no idea it existed. It's not very good. I would like to be able to make a selection just like with the regular pen tool, then it snaps into place slightly more accurately.

I'm going to try out the Navigator next.

Thanks for the info.
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Navigator is nice but not a loupe.
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Window>Arrange>New Window for

You can zoom in on one view and see the full image in the original window. Any changes you make in one window show up in the other window.

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That's closer to a loupe but its still not live. I'm wanting this for pathing. Nothing shows up until the path is closed.