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Photoshop Tip: Resizing images

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Tips & Tutorials, by Mark White
November 19, 2012

Changing the size of a layer or image for compositions can greatly reduce image quality

Convert a layer to a Smart Object via the Layer menu before importing it into a bigger composition.

Once placed in a composition, double-click its thumbnail to re-edit the original file.

  • Patrick

    Does the smart object layer have to be imported or can it be within the same document?



  • Simon Skellon

    Hi Patrick – Can be in the same document. Try this… Open any image and then go to Layer>Smart Objects>Convert to Smart Object. The image can now be resized with Free Transform (Cmd/Ctrl+T), smaller, bigger, smaller and then bigger again, without losing definition.