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The Photoshop® CS Book for Digital Photographers by Scott Kelby

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Resizing and How to Reach Those Hidden Free Transform Handles

What happens if you drag a large photo onto a smaller photo in Photoshop? (This happens all the time, especially if you’re collaging or combining two or more photos.) You have to resize the photo using Free Transform, right? Right. But here’s the catch: When you bring up Free Transform, at least two, or more likely all four, of the handles you need to resize the image are out of reach. You see the center point (as shown in the photo in Step Four), but not the handles you need to reach to resize. Here’s how to get around that hurdle quickly and easily.

Step One.
For the purposes of this example, open a new document in Photoshop’s default size of 7″ × 5″.

Step Two.
Open a photo that’s ...

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