Questions tagged [resize]

Questions about the action of resizing, a transformation that either enlarges or shrinks an object. Ask anything about resizing graphics in a graphic design software.

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Moving a part of an image with GIMP?

This is the original image and I want to move the text to the right of the image: But I failed, I tried to resize the canvas but then when I move the text the layer gets invisible when put on the ...
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Scale down an image in GIMP without losing resolution

How do I scale down an image to a smaller size in GIMP without an unnecessary loss of resolution? I know that I am losing too much image resolution because when I downscale the same image using HTML ...
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Resizing object distorts it (Illustrator CC 2018)

after resizing I've tried turning off snap to pixel as suggested by someone in a similar thread but it didn't work. Does anyone know how I can resize this without messing up all the lines?
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Using "vector-like" raster images in PDF documents

I'm in the process of producing QR-codes for use on product packaging. The codes are generated in batch and the resulting files are typically 25x25 px PNG files. Of course, such a small image would ...
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Do I need to create my images at twice the pixel dimensions on a retina display?

I just got a new Macbook Pro with Retina and I'm confused about how to attack my PSD's. If I'm designing a site which has 14px font size, should I be creating it at 28px in Photoshop to see what it ...
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In GIMP, how to completely disable anti-aliasing/interpolation while scaling a selection?

I'm trying to design something in GIMP that must have no anti-aliasing/interpolation at all. When I scale up, I want sharp edges with no blur. I can disable anti-aliasing/interpolation while scaling ...
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Sketch: As a symbol, adding text will resize the text block height

I have an article block as a symbol in sketch. It contains an image, headline and paragraph. When using the symbol in my canvas, I'd like to change the title, but once it drops to two lines, it will ...
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Photoshop: How to change an action's step property value?

I have made an action that resizes an image to 30%. How can I set that value to 40%, preferably without having to make a new action? I have highlighted the area that I would like to change:
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Force PS to alias smart object

I'm trying to create an icon based on a 2 color png I downloaded from icon monster. It is placed in my document as a smart object. I want it to be crisp, but photoshop doesn't want it to be.. even ...
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Is there a way to easily resize an image as a Ninepatch would resize in photoshop?

A ninepatch, for those unfamiliar, is described here. In a nutshell, you can take an image and put a few pixels on the outermost pixels to represent which areas should stretch and not stretch when ...
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How can I reduce the aliasing that occurs around my custom icon web font when it is scaled?

I am trying to make my own icons and embed them in a custom Web font. For that, I'm using Illustrator & Icomoon. I design the icons in a 14x14px square, then I create my Web font using Icomoon ...
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Resizing a file in Photoshop CC - no constrain proportions box?

I'm a complete novice to Photoshop CC and I feel like I'm missing something very obvious, but I can't find the answer. I want to re-size my 1024 x 748 image to 1024 x 768. When I look online, it ...
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Why can't I resize my text box in Illustrator CS6?

The resize tool just don't appear. When I try to resize, it only turn out that I only move my text box. Is there something wrong with my software?
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Horizontal and Vertical Scaling of One Character in AI

In Photoshop, I've got in my character menu Horizontal and Vertical scaling. In Illustrator I don't have it, but I need it. I know I can stretch the entire text-box in AI to simulate character scaling,...
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Adobe Illustrator CS5.5 resizing bug?

I've drawn a simple logo with some curve, and when I resize it it losts all it's curves, why? I've tried with the mouse and with the numeric value with the same result from 7cm to 0.5cm, here is the ...
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Difference between Cropping, Scaling, Resizing & Changing Aspect Ration of an Image?

I am too confused in understanding different terms used with sizing of an image. What is the difference between: Cropping an image Resizing an image Scaling an image Changing Aspect-ratio of an image ...
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Why Is Image Exporting At Larger Dimensions Than In Illustrator File?

This does not make sense to me. I have an Illustrator file and the shape is about 245 x 210 px on the artboard: I then export this image as a transparent png, using the artboard: But after it's ...
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Is there a standard size for smart phone wallpaper?

There are too many smart phones and sizes, I have to create a lock screen for a client but dont know what size I should be designing, is there a standard size that applies to all? instead of creating ...
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Photoshop - Scale an image based on part of the image

Ok, so here's my problem. This is Bill: Bill is a handsome dude, and his image is 400px wide (take note of the pink border). I can size him down to 300px no problem. At full size, he is 109px at his ...
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Photoshop: How do I keep 1x and 2x (for retina display) images in the same document?

I just read on an article about designing for iPhone retina display that you can keep the 2x images in the same document and use a Photoshop Action to scale up the 1x to see how the larger version ...
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When shrinking images, does it matter what percentage I use?

I frequently shrink down large images for online photo galleries. What I want to know is, when I tell photoshop, et al, to shrink my image to a certain size/percentage, will it retain better quality ...
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How to resize vector masks without changing the size-ratio of round corners of it?

Let's say that I have a vector mask of 200px-w 150px-h rectangle with 8 px curved corners. If I want to resize this to 100px-w 100px-h without changing the size-ratio of round corners, how do I do ...
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Transforming some, but not all, objects in a group using Illustrator?

I don't know how to ask this question in general form so I will begin with an example. I would like to scale (and/or resize) the orange rectangle, but keep the two blue squares (1) the same size, and ...
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How to shrink logo without losing quality inkscape

I'm really not much of a graphic designer at all (programmer) but I have dabbled in some image editing using GIMP and Inkscape. Here's my situation: I have a nice, sharp image of my logo as an SVG ...
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How to ensure shapes in Photoshop only use complete pixels

When using Photoshop for designing pixel-based layouts (websites, apps etc.), is there a way to ensure that when you're using the shapes tool, or resizing a layer, it always snaps to a complete pixel? ...
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How to size canvas and add and retain full image in GIMP?

I am a GIMP beginner and have successfully created images with my desired transparencies in GIMP. However, I have problems with and can't seem to understand the ins-and-outs of image and canvas sizes....
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Should I scale an image first, or index it?

I have an image, it's the Backtrack_5_PitchBlack.jpg found at http://www.backtrack-linux.org/screenshots/, and I'd like to get it down to 640*480 for a Grub4DOS splash screen. Unfortunately, this also ...
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Photoshop resize image to specific size, keep proportion?

I'm struggling with this. I have a lots of (big) images that I need to re-size to a specific smaller dimension. The important thing is to keep the aspect ratio and don't do any weird stretching to the ...
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Scale layers in a psd file by 200% for retina iPad

I have a PSD file that my designer gave me fitted for iPad dimensions. I need to support the retina iPad as well. What's the best way to create the 2x retina images? Should I scale up the layers by ...
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To what extent is resizing an image (using Photoshop's bicubic sampling algorithm) acceptable for print?

I'm wanting to print a 300 DPI brochure, but my first attempt at making it fell short of the proper resolution, so I am having to remake it. I've already printed my business cards, which were ...
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Change canvas size without cropping in Photoshop?

It is possible to have images and objects, which are larger than canvas size in photoshop: Then why is it asking for crop if canvas resized? Why should I loose information when I resizing just a ...
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Inkscape: scale line without scaling arrowhead (marker)

In Inkscape, when I stretch a line having an end marker (e.g., an arrowhead), the marker scales. I'm not sure why anyone would want this. Is there a way to keep the same marker, and only stretch the ...
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Best /fastest way to resize a 130-page photobook in InDesign?

I've got a photobook layout in InDesign that's 12" x 8.5" — very little text, almost entirely photos. The photos are laid out in a lot of different ways in the book; some are full page, some ...
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How do you resize an existing vector mask in Photoshop CS6?

I have created a vector mask for a layer in Photoshop containing a circle. Now I would like to fine-tune its position and size. I can only move individual or multiple anchor points.
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I need to resize ppi in Illustrator. Is this possible?

I initially drew a picture in Illustrator at 700 x 1270 pixels at 300 ppi. Unfortunately when converting...the pixels come out at 2915 X 5289 because of the 300 ppi. This is waaaay too big for the ...
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How can I export image in Adobe Illustrator to a specific resolution?

I need 120x120 pixel image, but Illustrator is asking for ppi. Strange I can not set less than 72 pixel / inch, or if I set the rendered image will have 72.
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Will changing image resolution from 300 to 72 without resampling reduce the quality?

This is a rather stupid question so I apologise in advance but I just wanted to be 100% sure! I have a set of photos at 300 ppi that are 800 pixels by 800 pixels and need to convert them in Photoshop ...
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How to achieve this scaling/rotate effect in illustrator?

Does anyone know how to achieve this effect in illustrator? I've tried looking for tutorials and plugins but the spacing is imperfect. Any help is appreciated! Thanks!
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Resize before convert or convert before resize?

Is it better to resize an image before converting it from png to jpg, or to convert it before resizing it? Same for cropping instead of resizing (but I guess that cropping before or after makes no ...
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Pen stroke width keeps changing

I'm having trouble with the pen tool as it won't stay at the stroke width that I set it to. It seems at some points of the image it accepts my settings and others it automatically resets to 1 pt and ...
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Fluid shape resize in Illustrator, Photoshop or InDesign

Is it possible to resize a group of shapes and keep the distance locked between them? I've tried this in Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Muse, Sketch but with no success. Maybe there is a plugin for ...
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How to resize a path without resizing the text on it?

I made an ellipse path and used the "type on a path tool" tool to make a rounded text effect, but when I'm resizing the path, the font resizes too, according to the path aspect ratio. Is there any ...
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How to change the size of transparent background in Gimp?

The following image cuts when used as a logo here. I want to increase the size of the transparent background so it fits in properly without the underneath cut, as shown here. Using Gimp 2.8, how can I ...
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How to place files to Photoshop without scaling?

Is there a way to place files in Photoshop without scaling (true pixel of image)? They automatically resize to fit screen when I drag into PSD file! For example, when place a 48x48px to 480x480px PSD, ...
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resizing thousands of objects with fixed height and preserving aspect ratio in Inkscape

Sorry for my English, I'm a French speaker :D I would like resize thousands of objects with the same height, but with different widths, and the goal of keeping each of their original aspect ratios. ...
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In Gimp, how to resize a Selection after it's been used?

The question is probably not clear on one line! Here some details: made a circular selection (Ellipse Select Tool) to get a perfect circle just after, using the mouse, resized that selection by ...
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Preserving aspect ratio in a batch with Photoshop

I have a large list of images (all different sizes and aspect ratios) that need to be edited. I need to perform the following operations: Crop image to a specific aspect ratio Resize that image to ...
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Can I change the pressure amount of a brush line –drawn by mouse pen- after I drew it?

I am using Illustrator for doing some calligraphy, and I am not really experienced with this program. I am using a mouse pen with pressure to draw/write calligraphy. My question is: Can I change the ...
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Which interpolation do I use in this situation?

I'm not well versed at all in using things like Photoshop or GIMP, so just putting that out there. I figured this would be a good place to ask. I apologize in advance if I say anything dumb. Anyway, ...
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What causes Illustrator to lose Exactitude?

See below image, then read on... Previously this circle was 76 pixels diameter. I changed it to 64 by manually entering it into the W: container, then tabbed, expecting 64 to appear in the H: ...

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