Photoshop now features a modern user experience that provides robust touch capabilities, an updated UI, and customizable toolbar and workspaces.

Touch workspace and gestures

If you own a Photoshop-supported Windows-powered device, such as the Surface Pro, you can use these touch gestures while using Photoshop on it.

Photoshop Two-Finger Pan

Two-Finger Pan

Move two fingers in any direction on the canvas without changing the distance between them or the angle of the line connecting them. You may, this way, pan the canvas view.

Photoshop Two-Finger Pan and Zoom

Two-Finger Pan and Zoom

Move two fingers toward or away from each other. You may, this way, pan or zoom the canvas view (scaled).


Photoshop Two-Finger Pan and Rotate

Two-Finger Pan and Rotate

Rotate two fingers around the center of the line connecting them. You may, this way, pan and rotate the canvas.

Photoshop Five-Finger Cycle Screen Mode

Five-Finger Cycle Screen Mode

Tap once with five fingers to cycle through the three application display screen modes, including full screen.


Photoshop Two-Finger Reset or Restore View

Two-Finger Reset or Restore View

Double-tap two fingers on the tablet surface to reset the view to an unrotated transform that nearly fills the document canvas. Double-tap with two fingers again to restore the view to its previous state.

Photoshop Two-Finger Step Back in History

Three-Finger Step Back in History (Undo)

Move three fingers rapidly from right to left. The document view moves back one step in the change history.


Photoshop Two-Finger Step Forward in History

Three-Finger Step Forward in History (Redo)

Move three fingers rapidly from left to right. The document view moves forward one step in the change history.

Photoshop Three-Finger History Scrub

Three-Finger History Scrub

Move three fingers from right to left or from left to right. The document view moves continuously through the entire change history.


Photoshop Two-Finger Free Transform
Two-Finger Free Transform (Pan, Zoom, and Rotate)
  • Place two fingers on the tablet surface and rest motionless for a moment. 
  • Rotate the two fingers around the center of the line connecting them while simultaneously moving them nearer to or farther from each other. 

You may, this way, freely pan, zoom, and rotate the canvas view.


Customizable toolbar and workspaces

Photoshop now features an updated UI. In addition to look-and-feel improvements, it now lets you customize your toolbar and save multiple toolbar configurations as parts of different workspaces. Also, included Photoshop workspaces have been streamlined to give you quick access to only the tools you need.

Learn more.

Photoshop Customize your toolbar
Customize your toolbar

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