Newbie question - resizing small image.

Discussion in 'Photoshop' started by Rachel, Jan 4, 2004.

  1. Rachel

    Rachel Guest

    Hello all,

    I've just got Photoshop CS and I'd really like to use it to make some
    stencils.

    However the images that I want to make stencils are very small (approx 35 *
    50 pixels each). They are block colour, black images on a white background
    (like a shadow - i'm not very good at describing!)

    I'd like to enlarge them to a much bigger size - A4ish (but not exactly A4,
    I don't want to stretch it too far one way so it looks wonky! Something I
    could print out on an A4 sheet of paper). However I know by doing this, it
    will turn out pixellated. That's fine as I just need a big, general template
    of which to hand trace a stencil out of.

    Can anyone tell me how to do this?

    Again, sorry for the newbie question which must seem blatantly simple to
    you - i used Paint for years ;)

    Thanks
    Rachel
     
    Rachel, Jan 4, 2004
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  2. Rachel

    stupid_idiot Guest

    it sounds as though your stencils are not too complex or intricate. As such, I would take my pen
    tool (toggle path) and trace the artwork on a new layer. This should 'create a path' for you.
    Next, I would then change my document size and resolution to the desired output. Under the paths
    tab under your layers palette, make selection.


    "Rachel" <> wrote in message
    news:bH1Kb.17130$...
    > Hello all,
    >
    > I've just got Photoshop CS and I'd really like to use it to make some
    > stencils.
    >
    > However the images that I want to make stencils are very small (approx 35 *
    > 50 pixels each). They are block colour, black images on a white background
    > (like a shadow - i'm not very good at describing!)
    >
    > I'd like to enlarge them to a much bigger size - A4ish (but not exactly A4,
    > I don't want to stretch it too far one way so it looks wonky! Something I
    > could print out on an A4 sheet of paper). However I know by doing this, it
    > will turn out pixellated. That's fine as I just need a big, general template
    > of which to hand trace a stencil out of.
    >
    > Can anyone tell me how to do this?
    >
    > Again, sorry for the newbie question which must seem blatantly simple to
    > you - i used Paint for years ;)
    >
    > Thanks
    > Rachel
    >
    >
     
    stupid_idiot, Jan 5, 2004
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    AKsteve Guest

    If pixelation doesn't matter then just go:
    image>image size
    and then put in the size you want. (Be sure to leave to constrain
    proportions checked :)

    Steve
    "Rachel" <> wrote in message
    news:bH1Kb.17130$...
    > Hello all,
    >
    > I've just got Photoshop CS and I'd really like to use it to make some
    > stencils.
    >
    > However the images that I want to make stencils are very small (approx 35

    *
    > 50 pixels each). They are block colour, black images on a white background
    > (like a shadow - i'm not very good at describing!)
    >
    > I'd like to enlarge them to a much bigger size - A4ish (but not exactly

    A4,
    > I don't want to stretch it too far one way so it looks wonky! Something I
    > could print out on an A4 sheet of paper). However I know by doing this, it
    > will turn out pixellated. That's fine as I just need a big, general

    template
    > of which to hand trace a stencil out of.
    >
    > Can anyone tell me how to do this?
    >
    > Again, sorry for the newbie question which must seem blatantly simple to
    > you - i used Paint for years ;)
    >
    > Thanks
    > Rachel
    >
    >
     
    AKsteve, Jan 7, 2004
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