This is to request a new feature in PS. The idea is described in this post to the forum:

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Photoshop has a nice feature where I can go to Window>Arrange>New Window For [document name].  So, I can zoom in on a layer, work close-up, and still see a more complete version of that same layer alongside.  Those are, of course, two versions of the same layer.

 

Sometimes I'll make a selection.  I'll then want to compare the selection to the original image.  I might want to see how well I selected hair, or fur, or any other detailed piece by comparing my selection with the original layer.  That means viewing two different layers in the same document side by side.  Is there a way to do that?

 

I know I could duplicate the selection layer into a temporary document, then use Arrange to view the two windows.  I can also use the snip tool in Windows to accomplish the same thing.  But it would be convenient if it were possible to view two different layers in two different windows within the same document.
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Anthony Pitruzzello

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