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Photoshop Tip: I always have to scale the size of my images with Adobe Photoshop. Here I show the steps of my job; how to prepare my illustration at a 300 dpi resolution, 7 inches wide for Adobe InDesign. I go to MENU > IMAGE > IMAGE SIZE and follow this steps: How to reduce or enlarge a Photoshop file without loosing quality.

Deutsche Version:
Photoshop Tipp: Ich muss immer wieder meine Bilder mit Adobe Photoshop skalieren. Hier zeige ich die Arbeitsschritte; wie ich meine Illustration auf 300 dpi ändere und als 15 cm breites Bild für Adobe InDesign vorbereite. Ich gehe zu MENÜ > BILD > BILDGRÖSSE und befolge diese Arbeitsschritte: Wie man ein Bild in Photoshop ohne Qualitätsverlust vergrössert oder verkleinert.


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Miriam Selmi Reed is represented by Illustration Source, New York City. Portfolio and contact: Illustration Source NYC

Illustration technique: watercolor, acrylic and pencil combined with digital mixed media using Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator.Copyright by Illustration Source, New York City.

Illustrations-Technik: Aquarell, Acryl mit Farbstift, gemischt mit Adobe Photoshop und Illustrator. Copyright by Illustration Source, New York City.


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TIP OF THE WEEK: How to change the image size of a photo in Adobe Photoshop


Teaching Photoshop for so many years, we’ve come across the same issues over and over again. One of the major problems especially for beginners is; how to re-size an image to 300 Pixels/Inch for print. Actually it is VERY simple: All a user has to understand is that Photoshop is based on pixels.
Simply pay attention to the “Pixel Dimensions” while changing the size of the image. The Pixel Dimensions should always remain the same! Reason: if Photoshop deletes Pixels or adds on Pixels, our image quality changes for the worse, gets blurry etc.

Step 1: Open the image in Photoshop CS6. Go to MENU > IMAGE > IMAGE SIZE.
Pay attention to the Pixel Dimensions which should remain the same. The Width and Height are linked together.


Step 2: Click off the Box “Resample Image” now the Width, Height and Resolution are linked together. Pay attention to the Pixel Dimensions on top. They are the same as before.


Step 3: Type in the Resolution field 300 Pixels/Inch for print. Notice that the Pixel Dimensions stay the same.
This means that we have changed the size of the image BUT, the Pixel Dimensions remain the same, so we have optimal quality for print.


Keep in mind that DPI is not PPI is not LPI and although there are many opinions as to the best re-sizing methods, one should at least utilize and compare the results of the 6 different re-sampling methods available at the bottom of the Photoshop image size dialog box, as the Automatic default setting “Bicubic Automatic” may not always be optimal.

TIP 2: how to enlarge an image in Photoshop CC