I'm having my bands new album printed physically and I've got a template from a printing company. The template dictates the album cover will be roughly 141mm wide, 125.5mm high, and must be at least 300dpi. Currently, the album cover photoshop document I've been working on is around 10x that size and at 72 dpi.
I've tried using the "image size" tool to bring it to the right dimensions and dpi, but the image seems a little more faded and lesser in quality (mostly around the text) compared to when I simply duplicate the merged layers (way oversized as they are) into the template document and then resize it via the transform tool.
What is the difference between doing these methods? and which will give me better results when printing the album?