Adobe Photoshop and scaling images

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  1. Eric Samonte

    Eric Samonte Screenwriter

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    I used to be able to scale up or down an image in 4.0( I think ). I now have 6.0 and I can't get that feature. Anyone know how to do this?
     
  2. Darren H

    Darren H Second Unit

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    If by "scaling" you just mean resizing an image, you do so from the "Image Size" menu, which can be found in the "Image" drop-down. If you're trying to change the resolution in order to, say, decrease the file size, use the "Save for Web" option under the "File" drop-down. Hope that helps.
     
  3. Eric Samonte

    Eric Samonte Screenwriter

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    Thanks for the reply Darren, but what I would like to do is say....cut a face from another pic, superimpose it on another image. With that, I need to "scale" the face in proportion to the body of the second pic..in real time of course. I used to be able to do this in previous Photoshops but can't seem to find it in 6.0.
     
  4. Vince Maskeeper

    Vince Maskeeper Producer

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    I don't have the program in front of me, but here's the basics:

    1) Paste the "head" into the other image. It should create a new layer for the item you pasted, if not, undo, create a new layer, and then paste it.

    2) Go to Edit>Transform. There should be some sort of size or scale command- if not I think you can use Free Transform.

    3) The item you pasted will have little boxes at the corners/edges- allowing you to grab and drag like the edge of a window. You should be able to use the Edit>Transform settings to resize and even skew or rotate or whatever.

    -Vince
     
  5. Wayne Bundrick

    Wayne Bundrick Cinematographer

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    Edit->Transform->Scale. And hold down shift while you're dragging or else you'll mess up the aspect.
     
  6. Eric Samonte

    Eric Samonte Screenwriter

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    Thanks guys! Man I gotta start "nitpicking" on this thing again!

    Man..what would I do without HTF.....
     

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