Adobe Photoshop is one of the most powerful image editing programs available, and it will let you do almost anything that you want to an image that you have on your computer.
One of the most common uses for an image editing program is to adjust the dimensions of an image. For example, you might have a hi-resolution image with dimensions of 3000 x 3000 pixels, but you need to convert it to one with dimensions of 500 x 500 pixels to put it on a website.
But if you are new to Photoshop, then the layout and the tools can be confusing, making it difficult to locate some of the most important functions that you need to use.
So if you have a picture on your computer and you want to change the dimensions of that image, you can follow our steps below.
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Changing Dimensions of a Picture in Photoshop
The steps below were performed in Photoshop CS5. The process is similar in other versions of Photoshop, but the screens may look different. If you want to update to Photoshop CS6, the most current version of the program, you can purchase it here.
Note that increasing the dimensions of an image can cause the image to become pixelated, as the resolution of the original image cannot be increased.
Step 1: Open your image in Photoshop. You can either right-click the image, click Open with and select Photoshop, or you can launch Photoshop, then click File > Open.
Step 2: Click Image at the top of the window, then click Image Size.
Step 3: Enter the desired image length or width into the appropriate field. Make sure that the Constrain Proportions box is checked at the bottom of the window so that the image scales properly. Click the OK button to change your image dimensions.
Now that you know how to change image dimensions in Photoshop CS5, you can use these steps whenever you need to make a picture bigger or smaller in the application.
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