Photoshop: CS5 Zooming after using Rotate View

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Hi guys. I recently discovered an annoying bug in CS 5.

I use the Rotate View A LOT while drawing (with a tablet) and it's one of the most useful features added recently. I've also discovered that holding CTRL + Space then clicking and dragging the cursor right or left also lets me zoom in or out.

When the canvas is at its original orientation (without using Rotate View), when I use the zoom, its focus is at the point where I first clicked. BUT, if I have my document in another orientation (with Rotate View), whenever I zoom, the focus is at the center of the image, so I can't zoom in where I want while the canvas isn't at its original orientation.

Any way to fix this?
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André Castelo

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Tim Franz

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I have the same problem while using scrubby zoom. I found a little workaround that is somewhat effective. instead of using scrubby (left and right to zoom in our out), just a simple click on the zoom tool (option to back out) zooms okay while your view is rotated. It's definitely not as precise as using scrubby zoom as far as how far in you zoom in or out, but it keeps your view from flying way off your workspace...

it's definitely something that should be fixed, I think maybe scrubby zoom's origin map doesn't rotate with the view rotate. Since scrubby zoom is fairly new, they probably haven't integrated the two.

I agree with your post, for sure, it needs to be fixed. Would be very helpful for close up detail work.
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Jeffrey Tranberry, Sr. Product Manager, Digital Imaging

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Have you tried the Photoshop CS6 beta. This behavior has been refined a bit.