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Zoomed Out Preview Window That Updates While You Work

Community Beginner ,
Nov 01, 2021 Nov 01, 2021

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Is there any way to see a zoomed out preview of your art that updates in realtime as you work?  Any plugin, workaround, or "hack" that would accomplish this?  Working on a complex illustration becomes tedious without this option.  Having to keep zooming in and out, even if it only takes a second using the mouse wheel, is still not the best workflow.  

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Adobe Community Professional , Nov 01, 2021 Nov 01, 2021
Try Window > New Window and Window > Arrange > Tile Zoom out in the second window.

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Nov 01, 2021 Nov 01, 2021

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Try Window > New Window

and Window > Arrange > Tile

Zoom out in the second window.

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Nov 01, 2021 Nov 01, 2021

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Mr. Frederiks, you are a genius!  Sincerely appreciate the response, this was a life-saver.

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Nov 01, 2021 Nov 01, 2021

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Good to hear that helped.

(But I am not a genius, I just happen to have used Illustrator since its first version in 1987 and remember this was a way to show a preview while working in outline mode)

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Yes, thanks again.  😲  What an image ... retro Illustrator!

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