In this article you will learn How to resize images in Photoshop. Before getting into it, please remember to check out more of our easy to follow step by step guides to learn Graphic Design easily. If you however prefer a premium paid course, we recomend Best Photoshop Classes Near Me In 2022.
How To Resize Images In Photoshop
- Open Photoshop then open your image.
- If the layer has a lock on it, double click to unlock it
- Go to image then image size on your top Bar and a pop up window will appear.
- The window will show the dimensions and you can click the down arrow to set either Pixels or inches as required.
- Most of the times you will want to resize your image proportionately. Before typing your new required sizes, make sure Constrain Proportions is checked.
- When you change one dimension, it will automatically adjust the other one proportionately.
- At the bottom of the window, the resolution of the image is displayed. Set from 250 dpi to 300 dpi for print documents.
- If you’re new image differs in size and proportions to the original, you will need to crop the canvas size so that it fits to the new image.
- If the image and artboard do not automatically set to same size, Go to the crop tool and drag the edges to the new area of the image length and width.
Finally go to File then Save as to keep both the new size and the original image. To overwrite and only have the new size, instead of Save as, choose Save and overwrite.
How To Resize Images In Photoshop Using Content Aware Scale
After unlocking the layer, go to edit, content aware scale on the top bar. You are then able to click and drag on one side to resize. The image will be scaled propotionately. After this, Go to the crop tool and drag the edges to the new area of the image length and width.
If you want to scale the image unpropotionaly with this method, hold down shift key and click and drag on a point horizontal or vertically.