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The Photoshop CS2 Book for Digital Photographers Rule-Breaking Resizing for Poster-Sized Prints Step One: Open the photo you want to resize, then go under the Image menu and choose Image Size. By the way, in Photoshop CS2 there's now finally a keyboard shortcut to get to the Image Size dialog: Command-Option-I (PC: Control-Alt-I). This is a resizing technique I learned from my friend (and world-famous nature photographer) Vincent Versace. His poster-sized prints (24x36") always look so sharp and crisp--but we're both shooting with the same 6-megapixel camera--so I had to ask him his secret. I figured he was using some scaling plug-in, but he said he does the whole thing in Photoshop. My thanks to Vinny for sharing his simple, yet brilliant technique with me, so I could share it with you. Type in the dimensions you want as your final print size. My original width for my 6-megapixel image is just a hair over 10", so when I type 36" for the Width, the Height field will automati- cally adjust to around 24" (the Width and Height are linked proportionally by default--adjust one and the other adjusts in kind). Of course, not all images scale perfectly, so depending on how many megapixels your camera is, you may not be able to get exactly 24" (and in fact, you may not want to go that big, but if you do, you might need to enter more than 36" to make your Height reach 24", and then you can go back and crop your Width down to 36" [see the "Cropping to a Specific Size" technique earlier in this chapter]). 108 Chapter 4 Resizing and Cropping ©SCOTT KELBY Step Two: