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The Photoshop® Elements 10 Book for Digital Photographers by Matt Kloskowski, 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 Elements? (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 that you need to resize the image are out of reach. You see the center point, but not the handles you need to reach to resize. Here’s how to get around that hurdle quickly and easily:

Step One:

Open two different-sized photos in the Elements Editor. Use the Move tool (V) to drag-and-drop the larger photo on top of the smaller one (if you’re in tabbed ...

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