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    New to Photography - New to Photoshop - Brain Exploding!

    Hi

    I am new to photography and also new to Photoshop Elements 9 (Christmas Present!) and I'm having trouble resizing photos for the web (read the tutorial ).

    I am getting to the resize image section, but the box that comes up doesn't allow me to amend the pixel size, only the document size.

    I have two littlies so don't have time to sit reading info all day, so kind of need the short answer!

    TIA
    Julia

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    Go to EDIT>PREFERENCES>RULES and set your sizing scale to PIXELS

    Then follow this: http://www.dummies.com/how-to/conten...n-photosh.html
    Last edited by ricktas; 02-01-2011 at 10:56am.
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    Boo...I've been referred to a 'dummies' website....I'm gutted

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    I've used Photoshop since V2.something about '93 and I'm still a dummy, don't fret you'll learn what you need and posts like this are a great source as Rick just proved. Its worth the effort!
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    Hey Yules .... I dream of advancing to the stage where I could attain dummy status ... there's so much to learn!!
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    Julia, you'll surprise yourself re how quick you pick up PSE. Within a year you'll be saying it's not enough and be looking to move up to CS5. I used PSE7 for 18 months and found it a great program, although the whole post processing thing is a bit daunting at first.

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    Hi Julia,
    1st - you should be using the term "resampling", not "resizing" (from your problem description).
    2nd - in PSE 9, make sure you tick the box that says "Resample Image" (or such like). Then you will be able to do all changes.
    3rd - that link of Ricks does actually explain the idea - and I've bookmarked it.
    4th - here's another link, that's as close as I can get to your actual problem.
    http://www.adobe.com/cfusion/search/...toshopelements
    5th - I use Photoshop CS2 and the Image Size dialog box looks like this...
    Am.
    Attached Images Attached Images
    CC, Image editing OK.

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    Thanks everyone this link has helped me. I am looking for the right program so very interested in all you have to say.

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    chinook
    i use elements 8 and lightroom 3
    i hardly touch elements now i think light romm3 is soi easy and user frendly
    you can also download presets and addons for it
    it might be worthwhile downloading atrial
    cheers macca
    i am very sorry about the spelling and whatever on this post i just looked at it
    the pills i am on are doing the same as i was taking in the seventies but legal
    Last edited by macmich; 11-02-2011 at 9:48pm.

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