View Menu

Show Canvas Only

Only shows the canvas and what you have configured to show in Canvas Only settings. Shortcut Tab

Full Screen mode

This will hide the system bar. Shortcut Ctrl + Shift + F

Detach Canvas

This will pop-out the canvas into its own window, which is very useful for multi-monitor setups.

Wrap Around Mode

This will show the image as if tiled orthographically. Very useful for tiling 3d textures.

Instant Preview Mode

Toggle Instant Preview globally. Shortcut Shift + L

Soft Proofing

Activate Soft Proofing. Shortcut Ctrl + Y

Out of Gamut Warnings

See the Soft Proofing page for details. Shortcut Ctrl + Shift + Y


Contains view manipulation actions.

Mirror View

This will mirror the view. Hit the M key to quickly activate it. Very useful during painting.

Show Rulers

This will display a set of rulers. mouseright the rulers after showing them, to change the units.

Rulers Track Pointer

This adds a little marker to the ruler to show where the mouse is in relation to them.

Show Guides

Show or hide the guides.

Lock Guides

Prevent the guides from being able to be moved by the cursor.

Show Status Bar

This will show the status bar. The status bar contains a lot of important information, a zoom and rotate widget, and the button to switch Selection Display Mode.

Show Grid

Shows and hides the grid. Shortcut: Ctrl + Shift + '

Show Pixel Grid

Show the pixel grid as configured in the Display Settings.


Toggle the Snapping types.

Show Painting Assistants

Shows or hides the Assistants.

Show Painting Previews

Shows or hides the Previews.

Show Reference Images

Shows or hides the Reference Image.