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How to resize a particular layer in Photoshop?

Gary Evans , Nov 25, 2003; 12:57 a.m.

Hey all, I am trying to resize only one layer of a PSD file. The layer contains an image with a transparent background that I want to resize to fit in a generated glass. The image was dragged from another file, but takes up the entire canvas, when the glass I want it to fill only takes up 1/4 of the canvas.

How do I shrink the image down to the size where it will fit in the glass?

TIA!

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diane schwartz , Nov 25, 2003; 01:14 a.m.

Response to Photoshop help

I would open a new file and drag the layer to it. Then you can resize only that image and drag it back or copy it and paste it into you original image.

Alex Di , Nov 25, 2003; 03:57 a.m.

Response to Photoshop help

Edit / Free Transform

Or rather, CTRL-T.

DI

Bill Guy , Nov 25, 2003; 09:37 a.m.

Response to Photoshop help

Ctrl T for Transform is part of the answer. First go to Navigator and reduce the overall image so that you have some space around it. Now do the Ctrl T which will give you the handles to "pull" the image in. If you hold down the Shift key while dragging the corner in the image proportions will stay the same.

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