I downloaded a magazine mockup which uses a smart object layer where I can place my own artwork. However, the mockup and the smart object layer are quite large in size (6000 px by 4500 px), and my artwork is roughly 800 px by 1100 px. I can't make my artwork larger as that would generate so much extra work for me, as I have several mockups with different types of artwork to complete.
I tried resizing the height and width of the mockup (including the smart object layer) to roughly match the size of my artwork, and initially that works just fine. However, after I place my artwork in the smart object layer, save it and jump back into the mockup, my artwork shows up very small. It is as if the resizing of the mockup and smart object layer never happened.
I downloaded a few different mockups, and some accept the resizing without issue, and others don't.
The first screenshot shows the original magazine mockup with the mockup artwork (person standing in field). The second screenshot shows the magazine mockup after I resized the overall height & width to about 25% of its original size (I resized the smart object layer by the same degree), and you can see my artwork (nature medic 25) shows up quite small. In screenshot 3 I changed the opacity of my artwork so you can see how my artwork is about the same size as the mockup artwork - screenshot 3 is the smart object layer.
If anyone can help out, that would be great. Thanks in advance.