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Match Image Size in Photoshop – Two Powerful Techniques That You (Probably) Don’t Know

October 26, 2019

In this tutorial I’m going to show you two
methods that you probably don’t know to match document sizes. Hey everyone, welcome to The Photoshop Training
Channel. My name is Jesus Ramirez and you can find
me on Instagram @JRfromPTC. In this Photoshop tutorial I’m going to show
you two methods that you probably don’t know to match document sizes. We’re going to use a method that uses the
Image Size and Canvas Size window, and the second method uses a Crop Tool. Don’t forget to tell me in the comments
down below if you knew these methods already. Okay, let’s get started. So we’re going to work with two documents. I have this document here and it’s a PSD
called large. And this document here is a PSD called small. This document is 1280×720. And this one here is 1920×1080. To make a document the same size as another
open document, go to the Image size or Canvas size dialogue boxes. So go into Image + Canvas Size, with the Canvas
size window open, go into Window, and at the very button of the drop down, you will see
the filenames of your currently open documents. I have two psd’s, large.psd and small.psd. Notice what happens when I select small.psd. The Width and Height will match this document,
1280×720. The same thing will happen if I go into Image
+ Image Size, with the Image Size window open, I’m going to go into Window and also select
small and you’ll see that the Width and Height will change to match the small.psd. I can press OK and the image will be resized
to match the size of the other open document. In the second method, I’m going to show
you how to use a Crop Tools Front Image feature so that you can take the dimensions of one
image and crop a second image to those same dimensions. And let me show you how it works. I’m going to go into this image and first,
I just want to make a selection so that you can see that this image is 1800 pixels wide
x 582 pixels tall. Then I’m going to go into a Crop Tool. And from this drop down, on the Options bar,
going to select Front Image. Then, I’m going to go into my first image
and notice that the crop tool is active and it has the dimensions of the previous image
up here in the Options bar. So if I adjust the crop and hit Enter / Return
on the Mac, I’m going to crop the image into those dimensions. If I make a selection, you’ll see that that
image is 1800 x 582 pixels. So no matter what I crop it will always be
that size. I’m going to undo that crop. I’m going to select the Crop Tool again
and the Front Image is still active, we can see the dimensions up here. And I’m just going to make a really small
crop, and you’ll see that the dimensions are about 300 pixels. But when I hit Enter / Return on the Mac to
commit the changes, Photoshop enlarges that crop to 1800 x 582 pixels. So no matter what we crop, it will always
be the same size as the Front Image that we set. And, again, let me know if these methods were
new to you. If you enjoyed this tutorial and you’re
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click on that notification bell. And that’s it for this tutorial. I hope that these methods were new to you. If you have any comments or questions, leave
them down below. Thank you so much for watching and I will
talk to you again soon.


  • Reply Lubsoing2011 October 9, 2017 at 8:05 pm

    Awesome tips! I did not know them

  • Reply maaz ahmad October 9, 2017 at 8:17 pm

    Thanks for the Awesome tutorial JR!!!!

  • Reply chefhawk October 9, 2017 at 8:17 pm

    Top tips..great

  • Reply David Hicks October 9, 2017 at 8:19 pm

    Great tip! Did not know this.

  • Reply Colin Adams October 9, 2017 at 8:19 pm


  • Reply coax October 9, 2017 at 8:22 pm

    dude youre a genius

  • Reply Ron den Breems October 9, 2017 at 8:25 pm

    Great tips again. First one was new to me. Thanks!

  • Reply Максим Кириченко October 9, 2017 at 8:26 pm

    thanx for the tip)) never say "dat piezdi" to a russian speaker btw)))))

  • Reply QuizSchool October 9, 2017 at 8:32 pm

    Excellent tip… definitely new information for me.

  • Reply Ronald Keller October 9, 2017 at 8:37 pm

    Didn't know the first one. Great tip (as always)

  • Reply Jose Diaz H October 9, 2017 at 8:52 pm

    Muchas gracias por compartir! (Y)

  • Reply qworty October 9, 2017 at 8:58 pm

    I did not know that. Thanks for the information.

  • Reply suruha2306 October 9, 2017 at 9:06 pm

    Both new to me! But, thank you!!

  • Reply jenh47 October 9, 2017 at 9:08 pm

    Learned something new today (again!). Thanks.

  • Reply BroadOne53 October 9, 2017 at 9:20 pm

    Both methods were new to me. I have had many times in the past when they would have been very useful. Thanks for the knowledge.

  • Reply Jim Isaac October 9, 2017 at 10:04 pm

    Both were new to me. Really like the first technique. Thanks for posting.

  • Reply Joanna Ceciliani October 9, 2017 at 10:06 pm

    Very helpful!  Thank you

  • Reply Paul Gac October 9, 2017 at 10:06 pm

    new to me also

  • Reply Charles Cabrera October 9, 2017 at 10:12 pm

    Great tip very useful, I was not aware of either technique. Thank you

  • Reply Dale Hardin October 9, 2017 at 10:22 pm

    both new to me. Thanks. your service is greatly appreciated.

  • Reply Dennis W October 9, 2017 at 10:26 pm

    Wow! I’m surprised that I didn’t know either of these methods. Thanks!

  • Reply Cat Herder October 9, 2017 at 10:56 pm

    Wow! Did not. Thanks.

  • Reply Mohamed Mohy October 9, 2017 at 11:38 pm

    Thx for sharing

  • Reply Pamela Swanson October 9, 2017 at 11:40 pm

    Yes they are new to me. Thanks

  • Reply Richard Bourdeau October 10, 2017 at 12:10 am

    This was new to me and will help me when I re-size. Keep up the good work, it is very beneficial

  • Reply Damon Whitt October 10, 2017 at 12:51 am

    Yes this is new to me, love it. Keep it up.

  • Reply Rasheed Senior October 10, 2017 at 1:05 am

    Both new. Both rlly useful

  • Reply ahmed nassrulah October 10, 2017 at 1:51 am

    All new .. great simple staff for not not loosing time .. thank u

  • Reply Rod K October 10, 2017 at 2:11 am

    My photos from Cam Raw are 300 ppi. I would typically resize from 300 to 300.
     the first example both images were 72 ppi. What if one was 300 ppi and the other was 72?

  • Reply David Walker October 10, 2017 at 3:48 am

    New to me.

  • Reply Michael P October 10, 2017 at 3:49 am

    Wow, thanks .

  • Reply Nissan Lev-Ran October 10, 2017 at 4:21 am

    Great!!! thanks again both unknown to me.

  • Reply Saso Goricar October 10, 2017 at 5:18 am

    Didn't know about this techniques. Thanks for sharing.

  • Reply Toufik Taher October 10, 2017 at 6:37 am

    Waww! Thank you!

  • Reply R Garlin October 10, 2017 at 7:55 am

    Dang! You got me both times! Thank you for the tips!

  • Reply Keyser Söze October 10, 2017 at 8:12 am

    New to me. Great!

  • Reply Marc Herrmann October 10, 2017 at 8:23 am

    Dang, I didn't know those indeed; once more you're surprising me with very useful info!

  • Reply ARTHUR IOSIF Hamuth October 10, 2017 at 9:01 am

    Great tips! New to me! All the best from Romania!

  • Reply Pam Steeb October 10, 2017 at 9:27 am

    Thank you.  Didn't know the first one but it will be useful.

  • Reply Vincent Ciro, Sr. October 10, 2017 at 9:50 am

    I had no idea! This is great. Thanks, Jesus.


  • Reply Mario A. Diallo October 10, 2017 at 10:12 am

    Hey J, that was a good one.. YOU ALWAYS LIVE AND mean?? Cheers

  • Reply Richard Digimist October 10, 2017 at 11:55 am

    both new to me 🙂

  • Reply Issam Elayoubi October 10, 2017 at 12:39 pm

    Another fantastic video. Thank you kindly

  • Reply Rebecca Percival October 10, 2017 at 1:05 pm

    Thought I knew how to do this, but both of these methods are very handy and new to me. Thank you.

  • Reply Cheryllee Finney October 10, 2017 at 1:06 pm

    Both new.

  • Reply Isabelle Thomas October 10, 2017 at 1:25 pm

    Learnt something else today! Thank youuuuu!!

  • Reply Brendan Reilly October 10, 2017 at 1:38 pm

    wow they are new to me thanks

  • Reply Sue Billy October 10, 2017 at 3:43 pm

    Thasnk you JR youre right I didn't know

  • Reply Jeanette Frizzell October 10, 2017 at 4:31 pm

    wow!! been a ps user for awhile this was new to me thanks a million. PS just so much to learn always something new. Don't think I will ever know it all

  • Reply Bob (WebGuyBob) Raymond October 10, 2017 at 5:11 pm

    Very slick!

  • Reply Mario Mifsud October 10, 2017 at 5:53 pm

    New to me,as always thanks for your info.

  • Reply Gary Ferris October 10, 2017 at 6:20 pm

    Awesome an thanx. Fegsx

  • Reply Christian Fantana October 10, 2017 at 9:10 pm

    I noticed in your first technique that your image size wasn't set to constrain the aspect ratio and your resized image looked a little skewed. Is it just me? Will this technique not work if the size ratio is constrained?

  • Reply SCUUBDO October 10, 2017 at 10:57 pm

    Brilliant!! New to me!!

  • Reply David Croft October 10, 2017 at 11:02 pm

    Most definitely new to me. Once again you've shown an old experienced photographer something new. Thank you.

  • Reply Gary Coker October 11, 2017 at 1:06 am

    Thanks for that…quickly & easily explained.

  • Reply Sampath S. October 11, 2017 at 2:48 am

    both new to me prof. and thanks to let us know.

  • Reply Peter Baud October 11, 2017 at 10:04 am

    was aware of the first one as it is necessary for 'apply image', but the crop method is new to me. Will be a great help-thanks.

  • Reply Oleg Kushnir October 11, 2017 at 2:02 pm

    Good job Jesus! Thank You!

  • Reply Gilly Rosenthol October 11, 2017 at 7:50 pm

    The crop tool method was new to me — thanks!

  • Reply Paul Mason October 12, 2017 at 2:38 pm

    Again an awesome tutorial, both methods new to me. Great stuff!!

  • Reply Maestro October 13, 2017 at 6:54 am

    Useful. was unaware of that functionality. No more manual process. I presume the two arrows can switch the direction of the front image? I will try it out.

  • Reply Richard Stalter October 13, 2017 at 11:12 pm

    Thank you Jesús. Never knew this one.

  • Reply Rhett Samuel Price October 16, 2017 at 9:27 am

    Always fascinated by your tutorials Jesús. While I was aware of crop and image/canvas sizing, I was not aware of the easy and simplicity of converting one picture size to another using these methods. You've just saved me a ton of time! Great work, as always!

  • Reply Gary Lester October 16, 2017 at 4:33 pm

    Thank you Jesus, this was all new to me. Regards Gary

  • Reply Niraj films October 21, 2017 at 5:17 am

    amaizing techniques man….
    u so good…thanx

  • Reply Jorge Valenzuela Sandoval October 31, 2017 at 2:02 pm

    This is new to me, thanks a lot. But you didn't mention one detail. Both images must have the same proportion to work. Otherwise the result will show a distorted image.

  • Reply Mario Mifsud November 1, 2017 at 8:10 am

    As always well explained from a master. Both new for me.

  • Reply Anees Haris November 2, 2017 at 3:38 am

    Great buddy 😉

  • Reply Thierry Wybauw November 26, 2017 at 11:06 am

    A PSD-shopper since 2000 and THIS is/was so unknown !!! Nice, but that's the great watchin' your videos, by times I stumble on something i didn't know at all, PERFECT and tx.

  • Reply Vijay Annamalai March 6, 2018 at 10:32 am

    Great . New Tricks for me

  • Reply Julie Morgan April 9, 2018 at 9:46 pm

    Genius! So simple and quick. The number of times I've tried to do this. Thank you Jesus

  • Reply Ba Nam May 8, 2018 at 2:10 pm

    Can you show me how to make the 3rd picture. Everyone jumped and sun effecting

  • Reply Nikol Ycy May 26, 2018 at 9:26 am

    Waw! You are the best! I like this trick Thank you

  • Reply Kevin Georgiades August 15, 2018 at 5:59 pm

    Not sure how often I will use this… but wow never knew those options were there and love learning new tricks! Thanks for sharing.

  • Reply Ikram Ali Khan October 19, 2018 at 11:50 am

    These both methods new to me. and many thanks to you.
    Sir, is it possible to resize multiple files? Please guide me.
    Thank you

  • Reply Frank Cich December 21, 2018 at 7:48 pm

    Jesus, another very practical tutorial. I did NOT know this, and have had issues matching image sizes whenever I tried blending pics. Thanks so much!

  • Reply Cat Herder May 18, 2019 at 6:46 pm

    I never remember this technique. Thanks Jesús for your tips.

  • Reply Donna David May 23, 2019 at 3:48 pm

    Hi there:) Question, can this method (first 2) be used to compare actual sizes of say paintings? For example, I have one painting that I own, and I know it's exact dimensions (36×36"), but I want to compare it to another painting that is similar that I found online for details in the painting itself. Say that painting has a known size of 24×36" inches, but obviously has been uploaded at different image size/resolution. Can I use your method to resize one or both images so that they can be viewed at, roughly, the same "actual" size for comparing details? (For example, as an overlay to compare brushstroke or lines) I'm sorry if I can't explain it properly!

  • Reply Chazzy G. June 27, 2019 at 8:04 pm

    I'm trying to learn how to make each image the same size in the same document, but when I try, I crop the whole document instead of the image even when I was on the layer. HELP!!!!

  • Reply Anthony Abad October 26, 2019 at 2:21 pm

    booomm! mind blowing.

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