Resizing Digital Images by Heather McMahon

Hello and welcome to my first ArtStacks Monday Muse post!

Today I’d like to show you how to resize our digital images. We’ve received many questions about using digital files so we hope to answer some of them here and to bring you more info on using DigiStacks in coming posts.

Here’s my project that I made using our Anemones & Friends DigiStack.

The red poppies, the black and white poppies, the tissue flowers and the smaller butterflies were all printed at the original size but the large butterfly wings were made larger.

Here’s how I did it:

You’ll need a photo editing program. I’ve used Photoshop Elements here but you can use Canva, PicMonkey, full Photoshop or many other programs. Most computers and phones have a basic photo editing program that is fine for this. They all work in similar ways but the tools might be in different places.

Step 1

Open the ArtStacks page that you want to alter in your program and make a copy of it (in this case, File – Save As – Anemones & Friends Page 1 COPY). Only do your alterations on the COPY page. This ensures that you don’t permanantly alter your original file by mistake.

Step 2

On your COPY page, use the crop tool to crop the image you want to alter. Save it as a different name (File – Save As – Butterfly 1). Save it at a high quality.

 

 

 

 

 

 


Step 3

Use your printer program to choose a size to print your new saved image. There are many different printer programs but most provide a range of print sizes.

And that’s it!

I hope you enjoy resizing our DigiStacks to make your own cool images! I used the Anemones & Friends DigiStack to make this page.

 

Heather 🙂

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