Shortcut for Resizing Out of Proportions

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Shortcut for Resizing Out of Proportions
by Jen White

Discover a quick and savvy shortcut to resize pretty papers out of proportion for your next greeting card or portrait-sized scrapbook page.

For this tutorial you will need:
  • A 6×4 inch document
  • A 12×12” background paper
  • Adobe Photoshop or Photoshop Elements


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22 Responses

  1. Sherry
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    This is a wonderful tip! I can’t wait to try it out. Thank you!

  2. Rose Corbin
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    This is a GREAT tip and I know it will come in handy!

  3. Sherill Wells
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    This is wonderful. I only scrap in 8.5×11 and like Tina Wilson I spent much time readjusting 12×12 templates to my preferred size. This technique works perfectly using templates and save so much time. This will be one of the tips I will use the most going forward. Thanks Jen. Sometimes it’s the little things that make the most difference for me.

  4. Barbara C Gandy
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    Jen, this is sooooo cool!! Been having so much fun playing around with different papers!!! Thx!!!!

  5. Brenda Suplita
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    This is an awesome tip. I struggle with this all the time. You’re amazing.

  6. Marsha Tennant
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    What a great tip. Thank you so much!

  7. Maggie Adair
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    Brilliant! An absolutely MUST REMEMBER THIS tutorial. Wow! Thanks Jen, this is a really really great tip

  8. Tina Wilson
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    Jen – You have no idea what a timesaver this will be for me! I decided to try this method with a scrapbook template that was oversized for my page to see if I could get the same results. I mostly use an 8×10 horizontal page format for making photo books. I’ve always had to manually adjust all the elements/frames on a typical 12 x 12 template to fit the 8 x 10 page format after dragging and dropping.
    First I duplicated the 12 x 12 template as my source document and named it the original name plus 8 x 10 after it. Next, I selected all the layers of the template. I had an 8 x 10 target document open in another window. I followed your instructions and it resized the layered template without flattening it. From here I could save this document as an 8 x 10 template for future use and also drag and drop to the target document. If needed I could adjust the frame or element size on the target document. This tutorial made my year!!! I’ve been making a wedding book for my son and daughter-in-law and this will save me so much time. Thank you!!!

    • Jen White
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      YAY!! I’m so glad you tried it on templates!! 😀

    • Kathy Geddie
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      WOW – Tina – Great idea – I, too use landscape pages for my digital book pages and the resizing and adjusting of 12×12 templates is a pain. I can’t wait to apply this method to my books!

  9. Sandi
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    Wonderful tip!

  10. Jo Campbell
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    My first reaction? WOW! Just Wow. All these years fiddling with all those papers.
    Will we ever learn it all? Thanks for this tip.

  11. Julie
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    Thank you for this handy tip!! 🙂

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    This is a brilliant tutorial. Thank you so much Jen

  13. Linda Schroeder
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    Wow! Thank you so much for this tip. I can see I will be using this many, many times. It will be a great help to me.

  14. Margaret Wood
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    Great info, Jen. Thank you so much.

  15. Dorrie
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    What a nice tip and very easy to do. I think it’s better than using Ctrl + T and quicker. You are so talented.

  16. Rose
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    Thank you so much for the this tutorial. I will be using it a lot.

  17. Lisa M
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    Great tip Jen! Thank you for your awesome knowledge!

  18. Karen Schulz
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    Thanks for this great tutorial, Jen! What a quick and easy way to resize papers!!! (And thank you for the birthday wishes!!)

  19. Cynthia
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    WOW awesome tip. Thanks Jen

  20. Ruth Everson
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    I loved learning this shortcut! Too many times I’ve adjusted 12×12 background papers and lose some of the edges. Can’t wait to try it soon.

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