Resizing images in layers

Discussion in 'Photoshop' started by Sam Lewis, Feb 6, 2004.

  1. Sam Lewis

    Sam Lewis Guest

    Hi
    In PS7 Is there any way to resize the layered images when trying to match
    proportions when combining differnt images in to one photo? At the moment I
    am guessing by resizing the original,selecting what I want and copying into
    the new window as a separate layer,very tedious.Can it be done in PSCS?
    Thanks
    Sam
     
    Sam Lewis, Feb 6, 2004
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  2. Enable 'show bounding boxes' re-size with the mouse by click and drag.
    Constrain the proportions by holding down the shift key *after" you press
    the mouse button.

    You can enable the bounding boxes by first selecting the picker tool and
    then clicking a tick in the boxes window on the menu bar. Unless you have
    altered the standard layout. On your oun if you have!

    DD
     
    Duncan Donald, Feb 6, 2004
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  3. Sam Lewis

    Sam Lewis Guest

    I was able to enable bounding boxes but nothing happens when I select the
    layer I wish to resize.How do I get a bounding box around the image to drag
    it?
    Thanks
     
    Sam Lewis, Feb 7, 2004
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  4. A loud rat-a-tat-tat was heard as Sam Lewis rattled the keyboard at blinding
    Perhaps the layer you are trying to resize does not have an image in it?
    Try selecting that part of the layer (or the whole layer) with the mask
    tool. Copy it to the clipboard and then paste it (a new layer will be
    created). You should then be able to resize the pasted object, be it the
    whole layer or an image. I don't know of any means to resize an empty
    layer. All layers are created transparent so why would you want to re-size
    one?
     
    Duncan Donald, Feb 7, 2004
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  5. Sam Lewis

    Sam Lewis Guest

    <snip>

    I am combining two jpegs of different resolution.I select the part from each
    picture (a person) and copy and paste into a "new" window.Each image shows
    up as a separate layer but of different proportions (a giant person next to
    a midget).I can select each layer/person and eg move them closer or further
    apart with the "move tool".I can not match their sizes unless I return to
    orig picture, alter pixel resolution etc.What tool do you select to create a
    bounding box around part or all of a layer?
    Thanks
     
    Sam Lewis, Feb 7, 2004
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  6. Sam Lewis

    Dr. J. Smith Guest

    "Sam Lewis" >
    Sam,
    You don't resize an image, you resize a layer. So select the layer you want
    to adjust, set the opacity to 50%, go to Edit/Transform/Scale, hold down
    shift key while adjusting bounding box to match up images. ~Doc
     
    Dr. J. Smith, Feb 7, 2004
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  7. Sam Lewis

    Sam Lewis Guest

    Magic,Thank you
    One Doc to another,
    Thanks also to Duncan!
     
    Sam Lewis, Feb 7, 2004
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