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How to scale psd file to internal ruler tool measurement for printing.

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I have a psd file with a large graphic. Inside of the graphic, there is a design element that I know is 2.5in. in size physically.

Using the ruler tool in PS, this 2.5in element is currently measuring at 3251px in size (a scale factor of 1300.4 per measurement log).

I want to scale the graphic down so this element is exactly 2.5in. in size for printing purposes (will be exporting to pdf for printing).

My question is how do I scale down the graphic, so this internal element is exactly 2.5 in?

I was thinking I could adjust the pixels/inch measurement in the "Image Size" tool, so that it is using (3251 / 2.5) = 1300.4. I'd also de-select "scale styles" and "resample image".

Does this make sense or is there a better way?
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Choose your element layer

Choose Edit/Free Transform

Holding the Shift key to maintain proportions, click and drag a corner of your element until the width is 2.5.    The realtime size is displayed in a tool tip when using the free transform tool.

If you are not seeing inches,  right click on the ruler guide (at the edges of your project) and choose "inches"


I created a simple video showing what i'm talking about.   It's attached to this message in a ZIP (FLV).


If it's the entire project you need to resize, that's in the menu at Image/Image Size.   choose 2.5 inches and walla!
Free-Transform.zip
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