Zoom into and out of Artboard in Illustrator CS6

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You're watching VisiHow. This tutorial will show you how to zoom in and out of an artboard on Adobe Illustrator CS6 on Windows 7. There are several ways you can zoom in and out.

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Steps

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    To begin, you should open Adobe Illustrator CS6 and a document.
    For more information on how to create a new document, refer to our tutorials on how to create a new document and how to open documents.
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    For the traditional way, click "View" in the horizontal toolbar at the top of the window.
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  3. 3
    Click either "Zoom In" or "Zoom Out".
    Those will zoom into or out of your canvas by a certain amount.
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    For the next way, click the "Zoom Tool" icon.
    The icon is a magnifying glass, which is in the vertical toolbar at the left side of the window.
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    Move the cursor to the area that you want to zoom in.
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    Click as many times as necessary to zoom in.
    Press and hold "Alt" and click the artboard to zoom out.
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    Click the drop-down menu in the bottom-left corner with a percentage.
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    You can click a number.
    This will allow you to zoom in or zoom out.
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    You can use the scrollbars on the sides to move around the image or center the image.
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    Click the drop-down menu in the bottom-left corner with a percentage.
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    Alternatively, you can click "Fit On Screen".
    It can be comfortable to work with that setting.
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    You can also zoom in and out by pressing "Ctrl" + "+" or "Ctrl" + "-" on your keyboard.
    It is recommended using the keyboard shortcuts as they are allow you to work much quicker.
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This concludes our tutorial showing you how to zoom into and out of an artboard in Adobe Illustrator CS6 in Windows 7. If you have any questions or comments regarding this video or the program used, then just add them to the comment section below. Thank you for choosing VisiHow!

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