change dimensions keep pic

Discussion in 'Design and Graphics' started by salacious, Dec 9, 2012.

  1. salacious macrumors 6502a

    May 15, 2011
    Hi There,

    Im currently making a movie poster at 11 inches width and 17 inches height, i want to turn it into 1920 width by 1200 height, im using ps cs6, is there a way to do this without having to piece it all together again?
  2. snberk103 macrumors 603

    Oct 22, 2007
    An Island in the Salish Sea
    You can resize the image in PS, of course. You can specify the new size in pixels or inches, of course, which saves the hassle of converting. I think you have realized that the aspect ratio is slightly different between the two sizes. Without seeing the poster it is difficult to know whether you can "stretch" the poster slightly without it looking weird-like. Have you tried resizing it to the new ratio? In the resize dialogue there is a setting to "constrain" (or something like that... I'm not sitting in front of PS as the moment. You want that setting turned off so you can set each side independently.

    IMPORTANT: Make a duplicate of your original first so you don't accidentally save over it. It is guaranteed that someone will distract at the moment you meant to either go back, or to 'save as'.

  3. 12dylan34 macrumors 6502a

    Sep 3, 2009
    File ---> Save for Web. Specify the dimensions there. No need to worry about overwriting a file then.

    This is good for exporting to a png, gif, jpg, etc. If you still need it to be a PSD, you have to do what the other guy said.
  4. spacedcadet macrumors regular

    Mar 5, 2009
    portrait to landscape

    you are changing the proportions of the image from portrait to landscape, it's going to look weird unless you re-design it.

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