- You can resize a layer in Photoshop in just a few steps using the Free Transform tool.
- As you’re resizing, you can lock in your layer’s proportions when you manipulate it, or change the dimensions with ease.
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Tinkering with the size of text and images is critical to the design process, especially when you want to craft an elegantly balanced composition.
And you can lock or unlock the dimensions of a layer as you resize it – so there’s no accidental distortions of height or width to worry about.
Here are four simple steps you’ll need to take to resize a layer in Photoshop 2020.
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How to resize a layer in Photoshop
1. Select the layer you want to resize. This can be found in the “Layers” panel on the right side of the screen.
2. Go to “Edit” on your top menu bar and then click “Free Transform.” The resize bars will pop up over the layer.
3. Drag and drop the layer to your desired size. To manipulate the height and width, hold the shift key as you drag.
4. Mark the check mark in the top options bar. The words “Commit transform (enter)” will appear when you float your cursor over the checkmark. You can also press Enter for Windows or Return for macOS to finalise the resize.