I hope someone can help me.
I am creating packaging for a client, and I decided to create the file bigger than the die line. So the dieline lets say is 11x9.5 inches and I just scaled the vector dieline bigger in my photoshop file to be able to work on a bigger canvas. I did this because i was editing alot of illustration drawings and wanted to be able to copy and paste them into different projects in the future without losing quality. I figured once I would be done with the project I could always change the size of the document and image to the correct size for the client.
So now it's done, but I have alot of problems!
When I change the image size, alot of the effects, strokes and gradients are changing from the original design! I tried to create the whole layer into a smart object but the gradient mask I created also changed from the original design.
The client wants the file in the 11.5x9 cm plus a 1/8 inch bleed format, and currently my design looks like this: https://www.dropbox.com/s/zxvf2fyak77mu7s/Screenshot%202013-11-29%2018.28.31.png
Can someone please help on how to get this document scaled down? I would really appreciate it!