Resize layer?

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  1. fly1ngguitar

    fly1ngguitar Banned

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    Hey, I am wondering how to resize a layer in photoshop CS5. I'm trying to take a picture of my desktop and put it in another image, I got it in the other image but its too big. how do i resize just one layer?
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    Press V in CS5, you should now have the "Move Tool" selected, at the top, check the "Show Transform Controls" checkbox, then just drag from a corner and resize it.
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    fly1ngguitar Banned

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    Well this is the result. Good? Bad? My first try at Ps.

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    A much simplified version is Ctrl + T. . .
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    your image is sized correctly. but the desktop is blurry. I don't know if thats on purpose or not. make sure you never make a layer smaller and then try to make it big again, that will cause a loss of resolution. whenever I am resizing something that I think I will need in its original state (or any sort of modification actually) i duplicate the layer first (ctrl j on PC)
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    Holding down shift.
    Convert to a smart object.
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    Almost an exact copy of what i posted in the desktop screenshots

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