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Resizing an image in a layer

Heeeeelp
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.

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  • tuiluvva Apr 10, 2008

    Sorry don't know where the resizing is, other than image or canvas? if use free transform is it something to do with that?

  • tuiluvva Apr 10, 2008

    Thanks for that, but by doing that will this resize the whole image (or project for want of a better word)? What I actually have is two images and I have dragged the second image in as a layer on the first and what I am wanting to do is scale the second image within the first one. (hmm, is that confusing image one, two, two one??lol), so that it fits within this image better.


  • tuiluvva Apr 10, 2008

    hmm, I must be doing something wrong coz that didn't work for me, it still looses its quality so I can't read any of the writing. Just so I know if I'm on the same track as you are you resizing the image using transform after setting the resampling to off?

  • tuiluvva Apr 10, 2008

    it's not working for me, I've tried it on a couple of different images but its very pixely when I reduce it. When you say image, resize, image size mine doesn't actually say that it just straight from image to image size not a resize option, am I looking in the wrong area perhaps? I do have the option of turning of the resample image which I have done but it's not working for me.



    Better not give up my day job eh???

  • tuiluvva Apr 10, 2008

    I don't have resize, do you know if it would hidden somewhere? or maybe yours is a different version, I have the version 10 extended (I think) as you have probably noticed I am new to this. I have checked and double checked the resample is off but it just wont work for me.



    Thanks for all your time on this but I guess I'll just have to try finding the resize bit somewhere, maybe that is the problem.

  • Amber Engman May 11, 2010

    What options are turned on in resizing?

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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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I know what you are talking about when you say your losing quality. This is how i fixed it and it worked for me.
Try this:
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.
Good Luck.

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  • Amber Engman Apr 10, 2008

    No, No --- not confusing. I understand what you are trying to do.



    Don't actual resize the picture. After changing the setting just say OK. That way the 1st picture stays the same size but you should be able to resize the other with that option turned off.

    Let me know.

  • Amber Engman Apr 10, 2008

    I used free transform and just sized the logo to fit the cup. (cup background layer, logo 2nd layer)

  • Amber Engman Apr 10, 2008

    So i just went and played around with it. If you have Resampling Image turned on then you will lose quality as you shrink then enlarge a picture. But, when i turned resampling off, then i could shrink and enlarge all i wanted and the logo was perfect. Could read the words and everything. You might have to start back at layer 1, with that setting turned off, and then import layer 2. Once that setting is turned on and you have resized an image you won't be able to get the quality back. Does this make sense? When i did the picture originally i had the same problem. The logo just looked like a green blur. But i went back to just the picture of the cups, turned off that setting (which should be off now) and then brought in the logo. I then used the Magic Extractor to get rid of everything around the logo but the logo. Then free transformed the logo to the size and location i wanted it. Worked great. Let me know how it goes.

  • Amber Engman Apr 10, 2008

    I don't know why its not working, it should be. When i say image, resize, image size i choose image on the toolbar, go down to resize, and then choose image size from teh resize menu.

    As long as the resampling is turned off it should be ok to resize and not lose quality. Did you start from the beginning bringing in a new picture and adding the layers with the option off?

    I don't understand why this is not working for you.

    Im really sorry.

  • Amber Engman Apr 10, 2008

    We must have a different program. This should have worked. i am really sorry. If i find another answer i'll let you know.

    Good Luck.

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