Re-sizing 8.5” x 11” Layout
Templates to 12” x 12” using
Photoshop® and Photoshop Elements, Corel® PHOTO-PAINT,
Ulead PhotoImpact 7 and higher, and Microsoft® Picture It!® Digital Image
Pro would follow similar instructions)
I’d like to resize the layout template, Welcome Baby (Simply Sampler),
to 8.5x11, so I can present it as a gift to a friend for her 12x12
album. Our products are created at 300 dpi, so re-sizing to
12x12 will still maintain a very high dpi for printing. See our other
tutorial on re-sizing from 12x12 to 8.5x11
the right is the original layout template with the sample titles made
invisible, as I’m going to add my own titles later. Also, to the
right is the final layout after I added photos, titles, and drop
ORIGINAL AFTER RESIZE
What you’ll need:
Jasc Paint Shop Pro 8.0 or higher
Photographs in digital format
Sampler CD, CottageArts.net
You’ll learn how to:
Open Jasc Paint
Open Layout Template within Paint Shop Pro (insert Simply Sampler CD
in CD drive)
File > Open and browse your CD drive for 8.5x11 Layouts folder.
and then choose Open
mistakenly open Welcome Baby.jpg, which is the flattened template used
for those who just want to print the page and add photos
Background Paper Layer
your background layer selected, choose Image > Resize.
that appears, make sure that Lock Aspect Ratio is checked and
Resize All Layers is unchecked.
want to resize the bottom layer right now. Set your aspect ration to
1.000 to 1, then type 12 in for both numbers under Print Size.
It may not
look as though much happened, but the next step will help you see the
Re-size Canvas Size
background layer highlighted on the layer palette.
Image > Canvas size, and type in 3600 for both numbers in the
section labeled New Dimensions. This will give you your 12x12
Now you can
resize the elements as you see fit, using the deform tool as I
explained in re-sizing 12x12 layouts. I’ve chosen to leave the button
pin and photo mat as they are in the original layout, and I’ve made
the two journaling mats larger to fit the layout. I did the same with
the button row.
our new tutorial on re-sizing 12x12 layout templates for 8x8 or other
square format albums. This also optimizes performance.
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Paint Shop Pro 8.1
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