Photo resizing is one of the most utilized skills in Photoshop. It’s very easy, even those who do not know anything from Photoshop can use this feature to resize photos. In this article, we’ll teach you how to resize images in Photoshop.
I’ve opened the photo below in Photoshop.
The original version of the photo is much larger than what we see here. I’ve made it smaller. To do this, go to the Image menu at the top of the screen and select the Image Size option.
This will open the Image Size window as follows.
If you look carefully, this window is made up of two main parts: Pixel Dimensions and Document Size. Here we only work with the first part, namely Pixel Dimensions.
So let’s look carefully at the first part. Here we can change the size of the image in pixels.
As you can see, the original photo width is 2608 pixels and its height is 1952 pixels. To minimize it, you can easily change the values of the Width and Height fields to the desired size.
I’ll put Width at 900 pixels and 647 pixels in Height.
We can change the size of the photo as a percentage of the original image. Select the percent option from the drop-down lists in front of the width and height.
Follow the rest of the tutorial to know How to resize images in Photoshop.
While you change the width of the photo, the Height value changes automatically. It occurs due to Photoshop maintains the original aspect ratio intact when you resize it.
The linked icon on the right indicates that the width and height of the image are related.
If you look at the bottom of the Image Size window, you’ll see the Constrain Proportions option that controls how much width and height are related. In the default mode, this option is active, which means that changing the width of the photo will change the height of the photo in the same way, and vice versa. However, if you want to change the values of width and height individually, select Constrain Proportions, and then enter the values in the width and height boxes.