How to change height and width individually in Print?

New Here ,
May 23, 2017 May 23, 2017

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I'm trying to make print CD art I made, so the dimensions need to be 4.75 by 5.5. But Photoshop CC 2017 does not allow me to change the height or width without automatically changing the other value. Is there any way I can edit them individually?

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LEGEND , May 24, 2017 May 24, 2017
If you want to distort your image just click on the link Icon in the image size dialog to unlink your image's aspect ratio and set in the size you want to distort your image into.You should actually create your image for the CD case with the right aspect ratio for the cd case or do a center crop of the image for the CD case. Why would you want to distort your art work?

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LEGEND ,
May 23, 2017 May 23, 2017

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That is not a correct statement. You can change them individually two/three ways.  Without distortion you can crop.  With distortion the are two way Content aware resize and with image size unlink width and height and make the change you want.

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May 23, 2017 May 23, 2017

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So can you please explain how I can unlink width and height?

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LEGEND ,
May 24, 2017 May 24, 2017

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If you want to distort your image just click on the link Icon in the image size dialog to unlink your image's aspect ratio and set in the size you want to distort your image into.

You should actually create your image for the CD case with the right aspect ratio for the cd case or do a center crop of the image for the CD case. Why would you want to distort your art work?

JJMack

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May 24, 2017 May 24, 2017

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Just to clarify JJMack​​ fantastic answer - here are some screenshots to better explain:

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New Here ,
Mar 06, 2022 Mar 06, 2022

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my aspect link looks like your first photo above but it still won't let me change the height separately from width.  I used to be able to do this easily with photoshop but with a recent upgrade this seems to not work for me.   Please help as I have some projects that I need to finish and am unable to to.  

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Jun 22, 2021 Jun 22, 2021

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Go to the Photoshop preferences, click the general tab, and click the box that says "use legacy free transform"

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New Here ,
Dec 08, 2021 Dec 08, 2021

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You are the only one who answered properly and correctly the original OP question


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Jun 29, 2022 Jun 29, 2022

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I made an account just to parrot this. I was having the same problems and this solution solved it perfectly. 

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