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The Photoshop CS2 Book for Digital Photographers Making one photo smaller without shrinking the whole document: If you're working with more than one image in the same document, you'll resize a bit differently. To scale down a photo on a layer, first click on that photo's layer in the Layers palette, then press Command-T (PC: Control-T) to bring up Free Transform. Pressing-and- holding the Shift key (to keep the photo proportional), grab a corner point and drag inward. When it looks good to you, press the Return (PC: Enter) key. If the image looks softer after resizing it, apply the Unsharp Mask filter (again, see Chapter 13). ©SCOTT KELBY Resizing problems when dragging between documents: This one gets a lot of people, because at first glance it just doesn't make sense. You have two documents, approximately the same size, side-by-side onscreen. But when you drag a 72-ppi photo (of a tiger, in this case) onto a 300-ppi document (Untitled-1), the photo appears really small. Why is that? Simply put: resolu- tion. Although the documents appear to be the same size, they're not. The tip-off that you're not really seeing them at the same size is found in the title bar of each photo. For instance, the tiger image is dis- played at 100%, but the Untitled-1 docu- ment is displayed at only 25%. So, to get more predictable results, make sure both documents are at the same viewing size and resolution (check in the Image Size dialog under the Image menu). ©SCOTT KELBY Resizing and Cropping Chapter 4 111