How to resize an image in Photoshop without deforming it? (Example)

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Photoshop is the best platform to edit photos that exists, since it has many tools that allow its users to do what they want (like creating an architectural project in Photoshop), that is why everyone wants to know how to use it, and with that in mind today you will see how to change the size of an image in Photoshop .

And there is nothing worse than trying to change the size of any image and that it gets distorted, becoming useless, because sometimes it is the only image that can be used (the client sent it), or it is simply perfect with the project that is being done and it is a waste to throw it away.



How to resize an image in Photoshop?

Now, in order to be able to change the size of an image in Photoshop, the first thing to do is to get the official version of the program, as you will have need the latest update.

When you already have it then you can start, however and first of all you have to take into account that there are several ways to resize an image and that it is not distorted, because Photoshop has specific features that avoid it .

One of these features is that it allows you to set the width yourself so that it does automatically adapt to the height of the image, for that you shouldn't zoom in or out on the image with the slider (as most do), but first you need to go to the "Image" menu that appears on the top ribbon.

When you are on said menu, several options will be displayed, from which you have to choose "Image size", with this action you will get a dialog box, in this box you will see all the specifications of your image including width and height.



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So if you want to resize the image, all you have to do is choose a height from there , so that when you click "OK" the width will automatically adjust to the height and the image will remain normal.

Similarly, you can also go to the ribbon at the top and choose "Edit", which will bring up another menu where you need to select "Free Transform", then devi alone position yourself on one end of the image and drag it as you want , but still holding the Shift key, if you do, the image will not lose its shape or quality.

Other ways to resize an image without ruining it

With the above, you already know how to change the size of an image in Photoshop however as you have been told there are still other tricks you can use that are just as effective, one of them would be adjust the number of pixels proportionally.

Achieving this is very simple, you just have to go to the image size section and adjust the specifications as you want, but before you hit "OK", you have to check the "Resample" box, and voila, which will adjust the pixels allowing image quality is maintained.


To complete this, you can also choose to change the "Resolution" of the image from automatic to the one you want (this option is in the same dialog as everything else), this action will allow you to choose the quality where you want the final image to come out.

And voila, with that you know enough to say that you can change the size of an image in Photoshop quickly and easily. Now, you just have to start using all these native options.


Remember, Photoshop is not that easy to use in many cases, so it's worth supplementing this information, looking for things like: how to calculate resolution or pixels in Photoshop.

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Or even, how to rasterize a layer in Photoshop, so that you begin to immerse yourself in methods that are more difficult for you and that your knowledge increases more.

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