Business Card Design in Photoshop : How to Resize Images in Photoshop

Uploaded by expertvillage on 22.01.2008

Hi, I'm Gary for Expert Village. The next thing we want to do, is we want to import
an image into our file, into the business card. I'm going to use an actual photograph
that's going to create a really nice affect once it's combined with the text and the background
color that we chose. So I'm going to go up here to file and open (and I had it recently
opened so I'm just going to choose it again) and we see here that we have a picture from
a wedding and the problem is, is that this picture is set at 100% and we see that our
business card is also at 100%. So when we combine them we're going to have a sizing
problem. But let's go ahead and first combine the images. I just take the wedding image
and I just drag it to go right on top of my business card. Now obviously because it so
big it takes up the whole space of the business card. But we're going to change that. First
let me just close this image. And now notice that we have two layers in this image. We
have the photograph that we just dragged over and we also have the layer which is the yellow
background that we were using. So, now we just go ahead and hit the Control T button
(the keys together) and when they're selected together we see that we have crop marks on
our image. Now those crop marks represent the wedding photo. And I'm going to make it
smaller by holding down the shift key and dragging the crop marks. And the reason why
I hold down the shift key is I want to make it so everything comes together evenly and
my image doesn't get distorted. So I'm going to keep dragging it until it fits in to a
nice location on the business card and we'll go ahead and put it towards the side over
here a little bit, and this is where we're going to put this image and we're going to
combine the background and the image to create a nice affect but now that our image is the
right size, we're going to be able to do that. So I basically selected the image and the
layers and I hit Control T to bring my crop marks then I sized it to fit the background
of the business card. If we're happy with the size of the image, we still have our crop
marks here. And in order to get rid of them we just go ahead and click on our selection
tool and we'll get a window asking us if we'd like to apply the size changes that we'd made.
And we'll go ahead and hit apply and now the changes are final and we've removed our crop