Resizing a Portrait Photo

How to resize a portrait photo for submission to a  club projected image competition;  these competitions are for fully paid up members only.


Open the image required for resizing in Adobe Photoshop.


DSC01896Select  IMAGE from the top bar and then highlight RESIZE and click on image size.



DSC01897Highlight and choose pixel (as shown in the photo) and make sure that your choice boxes are ticked (as the same as the photo on the right).

On portrait photo the maximum height is 1050 pixels, so type 1050 in the box  as shown  (don’t worry about the width, leave it alone as this will be sorted later on with the canvas) then click OK.

Don’t panic if this happens… it should!DSC01898



Now choose from the top bar again image , resize and this time DSC01899CANVAS SIZE.


DSC01901Now it’s time to set the width with the canvas size (as the maximum height has already been set). Highlight and select pixels (as shown).

DSC01902Type in the width box 1400 (this will set the maximum width, and DO NOT TYPE in anything on the height box as this should be 1050 as previously set earlier) . At the bottom of the box there is a select  ” canvas colour ” make sure it is black , then click on the OK .

DSC01905The image is now resized 1050 pixels ( max height ) and 1400 pixels ( max width ) , the black bands at the side are screen fillers for when it’s projected… now save it  (it’s best to set up a new folder called “club comp photo” you do not want to re-save over your original photo).

DSC01906Rename your photo as shown, your ”TITLE” (upper case ) and your  “name” ( like this with the title –  THE BIG PICTURE by Alan Griffiths ) your first name and surname must be  in cap lock and the rest in lower case.

DSC01907Right we are nearly finished… make sure the options are the same as in the  box on the left and click OK.  Now all you’ve got to do is send it in to the competition email address and good luck!


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