Resizing an image to fit your design with Adobe Photoshop can be quite challenging. But with this guide, you can execute the task with just a few clicks. So continue reading to discover how to resize images in Photoshop.
Photoshop is a groundbreaking software that every photographer and graphics designer should have at their fingertips to excel. This toolkit has got multitudes of functionality including the resizing of images, which makes it stand out.
Using Photoshop to resize your images is great as it maintains quality and saves time. However, operating the software is never a walk in the park. And for this reason, some users have switched to using other programs that are of a low standard. Others even pay experts to help them out.
With both issues in mind, we’ve to devise a means by which you can easily resize images freely and quickly with Photoshop. And this article is structured to help you out with that. If you want to upload images in Amazon and Shopify then you should follow their guidelines to resize your images.
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Guide to Resize Image in Photoshop
Resizing an image could mean increasing or decreasing the size while maintaining the quality of the image resolution. But whichever form it’s that you desire, this tutorial guide explains each of them.
How to Enlarge or Increase the Size of an Image with Photoshop
Follow the stepwise guide below to enlarge your images in Adobe Photoshop:
Step 1: Import an Image
Download, install and launch Adobe Photoshop on your PC. When the software opens, click on the ‘File’ tab at the top right corner of your screen, scroll down and then tap on the option ‘Open’. You will be directed to your local drive where media are stored. Select your desired images from the list and then hit ‘Open’ to import it. Check the Tutorial, how to open an image in Photoshop.
Step 2: Open the Image Size Dialogue Box
Now, locate the icon ‘Image’ which is five options away to the right of ‘File’. Once you find it, click on it, and a drop-down menu will pop up. Scroll down the list and then tap on ‘Image Size’. (Shortcut key for image size: Alt+Ctrl+I)
Immediately, an image dialogue box will come up on your screen.
Step 3: Adjust Image Size, Pixel Dimension, and Resolution
Next, take a look at the default settings of the image in the dialogue box. For the screenshot given, the current size of the image is “3024 px by 4032 px’’ and the resolution is 72dpi. So let’s assume you want to increase it to “5000px by 6667px” and resolution 300dpi, just use the upper arrow buttons beside the width and height respectively.
If you want to keep the proportions of the image – you should locked the width and height.
Step 4: Change the Resampling Method
Before you hit the ‘OK ‘ button, you must select a resampling method that fits the changes you made. Adobe Photoshop supports different types of resampling methods for each adjustment you make. Since the changes for this section involves the enlargement of image size, we beseech you to select “Bicubic Smoother (enlargement)”.
Once you are done with the adjustments, click on the ‘Ok’ button to validate your request. Now you will notice an increment in the image file size after the enlargement.
Step 5: Save your File
Go to the File tab then click Save as a button. Save dialogue box will appear on the screen. Select file type as Jpeg or Png then hit the Ok button.
How to Reduce or Decrease the Size of an Image in Photoshop
Not interested in the enlargement of an image but the size reduction? Then you should follow the stepwise guide below:
Step 1: Add an Image
Locate the ‘File’ tab at the top left corner of the software window, click on it and then select ‘Open’ from the list of options that appears.
Now you will find your local drive where images are stored pop up on your screen. Pick an image and then click ‘Open’ to add it to the Adobe Photoshop interface.
Step 2: Reduce the Image Size
Next, click on the ‘Image’ icon at the top of your screen, and a drop-down menu will pop up. Choose ‘Image Size’ from the options and a dialogue box will come up as shown below:
Reduce the image size according to your preferences. Here we chose to resize the image from “5000 x 6667px to 1000 x 1333px”. Now let’s adjust the pixel dimensions and resolution to 1000 by 1333 pixels and 72ppi respectively to see what effect it has on the image quality.
Step 3: Adjust the Resampling Method
Lastly, adjust the resampling method so that Photoshop will generate the best results from the changes that you made. As you can see from the image in step 2, the default resampling method is ’Bicubic Smoother (enlargement)’. Change the method to ’Bicubic Sharper (reduction)’ and then click on the ‘OK’ button to validate the changes.
Step 4: Save the Image
You should save the image to follow the same as the above method.
Tips on Using Photoshop to Resize an Image
Here are some tips to help you understand how the resizing of an image works with Adobe Photoshop:
- FYI, the stepwise guide shared above for the enlargement and reduction of the size of an image in Photoshop is perfect if you intend to print the image. And that’s because we did focus on image resolution. However, if you want to use the image for a website, then you should focus on the pixel dimension.
- When selecting a resolution size for an image, you have to consider the size of the image. If you choose to enlarge your image, then you should reduce the resolution size. And if you are reducing it, then you need to raise the resolution. This might seem confusing but here is the logic- when you make a 10” increment or decrement in the size of an image, try to increase or decrease the resolution by 10ppi respectively.
Now that you have this tutorial guide, you shouldn’t find it hard to resize your image in Photoshop. Don’t waste your funds meeting graphics designers to help you out. The easiest and quickest means of executing the task has just been shared with you. Follow the instructions in the guide and be happy with the magic you performed with the most sophisticated photo editing/ graphics design software – Photoshop.
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