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The Photoshop CS2 Book for Digital Photographers Step Three: Once your size is in place, you'll need to adjust your resolution upward, so go to the Resolution field and enter 360. Now, you know and I know that this goes against every tried-and-true rule of reso- lution, and breaks the "never-just-type- in-a-higher-number-with-the-Resample- Image-checkbox-turned-on" rule that we all live and die by, but stick with me on this one--you've got to try it to believe it. So, type it in, grit your teeth, but don't click OK yet. Step Four: Back in Photoshop CS, Adobe intro- duced some new sampling algorithms for resizing images, and according to Vincent's research, the key to this resiz- ing technique is to not use the sampling method Adobe recommends (which is Bicubic Smooth), and instead to choose Bicubic Sharper in the Resample Image pop-up menu, which actually provides better results--so much so that Vincent claims that the printed results are not only just as good, but perhaps better than those produced by the expensive, fancy-schmancy upsizing plug-ins. Step Five: I've tried this technique numerous times, and I have to say--the results are pretty stunning. But don't take my word for it--click OK, print it out, and see for yourself. Here's the final image resized to 36x24" (you can see the size in the rulers by pressing Command-R [PC: Control-R]). Resizing and Cropping Chapter 4 109