How to Make Images Larger in Photoshop

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Enlarging images in Photoshop is one of the program's basic features. It is important to understand this process increases the image and file size; while zooming, or making an image appear larger on the screen has no lasting effect on the image or file. Be sure to keep canvas size in mind when enlarging; the image may appear cut off, or cropped if the image size goes beyond the current limits of the canvas.

Things You'll Need

  • Computer
  • Adobe Photoshop Program
  • Open image file to be enlarged.

  • Select "Image Size," found within the "Image" option on the top toolbar. The "Image Size" box will appear.

  • Select "Percent" for the enlargement metric within the Pixel Dimension section.
    (These two options are linked by default and are found to the right of the "Width" and "Height" boxes)

  • Enter desired percentage increase to image size in the boxes marked "Width" and "Height" within the Pixel Dimension Section.

  • Confirm enlargement by selecting "OK" button on "Image Size" box.

Tips & Warnings

  • In some cases, increasing the image size will leave you wanting a bigger canvas size as well. This can be enlarged in lower section of the very same "Image Size" box.

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