I'm trying to find out how to resize an image in a layer without loosing any of its quality. If I use the transform tool I seem to loose a lot of its quality, and it is unusable if I enlarge it again. I have seen it done somewhere on the net but I can't find it again and can't remember how it is done.
Try converting your image to smart object first before you resize or tranform it.Smart object icon inside the layer thumbnail will appear. Now, anytime you want to resize or update your original image just double click it (the smart object icon) and save any changes you have applied on the image.
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Re: resizing an image in a layer
I know what you are talking about when you say your losing quality. This is how i fixed it and it worked for me.
Image, Resize, Image size
Check the settings in here.
Is "Resampling Image" turned on or off?
I turned mine off and it worked for me.
Printed pictures of Starbucks coffee cups at 1" tall and the logo was dead on still.
Hope this helps.
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Create a new file, then for each image you wan to add, go to the File menu and choose "Open as Layer". Then you will be able to move each layer around independently. For your text, go to the Layer menu, and then choose "New Layer". Then use the text tool and put your text in that new layer. To move layers, click on the icon in the tool panel that looks like a plus sign with arrows at each tip. You will click on that tool, then click on the layer you want to move in the layer palette, then click on the image and drag to move it.
After you have your legal size image ready then go to file > Open > the_file_you need.jpg Gimp will open it in another window.
just hold CTRL down then press A while still holding CTRL to select All the image then hold CTRL down then press C to Copy it Go back to your blank page and hold CTRL down then press V to Paste it. This step is weird but necessary, in the Layers panel it will have a new layer called "floating selection" or similar. just right click on it and select new layer... the copied image will be pasted into the new one as a new layer (so you can edit it independently)
To resize it, look at the tools (on the left) panel and select the Scale tool (hover your mouse over each tool to see what it is called). once you have it selected then click anywhere on the image you wish to resize. then it will go into Scale mode where you can "grab" the corners with the mouse and stretch it to your liking. if you wish to keep the Aspect ratio (so it dosn't look stretched and warped) hold CTRL and SHIFT at the same time whist resizing.
And finally the Text!
Click on the A (text tool) in the tools panel. Click and drag your mouse on the image to create a "text box" (the actual text you type is in a separate little box, but you can edit the color, font, size, etc.. later by clicking the A (text tool) and then clicking on the solid part of a text layer.)
If you have Adobe Photoshop, use it to "clip" and "resize" the picture.
If you want free software to "clip" and "resize" images, see http://www.GIMP.org ("The Graphic Image Manipulation Program"). Download and install The Gimp -- it's _free_ software.
To resize an image with Adobe Photoshop Elements 4.0 you first need to
open the image. After opening the image you will select
Image---> Resize---> Image Size. If you select canvas size the image itself
will not change.
At the Image Size menu, make sure that the "resample" check box at the
bottom of the menu is selected. Then enter the desired resolution and
width/height. For printing an image, a resolution of 300 pixels/inch or
more is desirable. When images are intended for computer or web
display, 72 pixels/inch (sometimes referred to as dpi) is sufficient.
You can set the image size in pixels (at the top of the menu) or in
inches (at the lower part of the menu). Once the desired sizes are
entered you only need to press "ok" for the change to be made.
Photoshop Elements also offers another method of resizing an image. You
can use the "crop" function to resize your image quickly. The crop tool
looks like a small square with overlapping edges and can also be
accessed through the Image menu bar at the top of your screen.
Once the crop tool options bar opens, select "custom" and then enter
the desired height/width and resolution. To crop to specific pixels you
must enter the letters "px" after the size number in the width/height
boxes. If only one dimension is important you can enter information in
only one box and let the other dimension be determined purely by where
you place the crop line.
After entering your preferences you will click and drag the crop tool
across the image to select the part of the image you wish to keep.
The problem is with text font size and image resolution. These two are married together. In other words one supports or hinders what the look of the end result will be. Increase the pixel depth of the image and then insert your text with a larger font size and the result should be clearer. As you may know, when you enter text it becomes another layer in your image. Once the object in this layer is created it can be resized. And, resizing may be the answer to get the font size you actually want and a crisp, no pixelated, edge for your type face.
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