Sunday, August 2, 2009

TUTORIAL: How to RESIZE an image in Photoshop


In this tutorial I will show you how to resize an image. Images may be resized using a variety of parameters. You can resize by a percentage, pixels, inches, centimeters, etc. You can choose to constrain your proportions, or create a different look by changing the proportions.

1. Open the document you wish to resize in Photoshop and from the toolbar, choose Image--->Image size. This will open a dialog box for you to choose your new dimensions.

2. Each option has it's own dropdown box for you to choose what kind of adjustments you would like to make. In order to simply make the original image a bit smaller, as in this tutorial, I have placed a checkmark in the box to constrain the proportions. I have also chosen to resample the image using "Bicubic Sharper" which adjusts the pixels most appropriately when reducing the size of an image.

Take a peek and fool around with each of the options to see what happens...this is often the best way to learn. You don't have to save your image until you have exactly what you are aiming for.

3. Once I have chosen the optimal size for the image (in this case I simply typed in a "6" inch height and the program did the rest by changing the width to 4 inches, because I chose to constrain the proportions) I then click OK and the image size is instantly adjusted to my specifications.

That's it! You have changed the size of the image. I save this re-sized image with a new name so as not to destroy the original...usually something like this: Serenity_small.jpg.

Thanks for looking and please leave comments if you find this tutorial helpful, or if you just have something to say about it.

1 comment:

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