I think I can see one problem between the two files.... Width and Height are changed around.
So now I've change my Basic Template to 800 Width and 1050px Height... the zoom is working just the same and as it should!
That's one question answered!
In the project panel in CH, click your scene (with the little clapboard icon). Look to the right in the properties panel and you will see scene dimensions. See 5:05 here:
So the Scene is set to 1920 x 1080 and I can change the size of the Ps file within that space! So Ps file only import in regard to quality of the image you're using.!?
I understand now why you said you start with a large canvas ... just in case you wish to enlarge the image in the Scene, without losing definition! Makes sense. A future project of my involves a photo image of my dog, so I'll probably increase the psi to 150, what do you think?
Been working on one-eyed character today... trying to get to grips with moving between Ps and Ch. Plus, working my way around the different panels. Slow but fun!
All the best
Yes, if you want to do closeups at any point, you'll probably want to make your character master artwork bigger in size. I wouldn't go with 150ppi - 72 should be enough for screen-based media.
That sounds good to me....