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Reducing by percentage

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Dec 17, 2020 Dec 17, 2020

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First, let me say that I am math challenged.:)

 

I have a number of die cuts I need to scan and reduce by 60%. I know I can do it by going into Resize and just changing the numbers for height and width, and making sure they are proportionate. However, I was wondering if there was another way to do it to get it to exactly 60% smaller.

 

(I'm so old, I remember working in a newsroom where the graphic designers had some kind of wheel that they turned that helped them resize the photos...)

 

Many thanks!

 

 

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Adobe Community Professional , Dec 17, 2020 Dec 17, 2020
Try this instead: 1. Go to File>new>blank file and enter the dimensions for your canvas (8.5"x11"), resolution 200 px/in, background to suit. 2. Go to File>Place and point to Image #1. Place. This will come in on a separate layer. Use the corner handle of the bounding box to resize the image, and position it. 3. Repeat for images 2 & 3. At this stage you should have 4 layers,

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Dec 17, 2020 Dec 17, 2020

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Go Image>Resize>image size 

In the dialog that comes up, you can change the scale to percent in the drop-down next to H & W.

Enter the appropruate percentage (40%). Check Constrain proportions & Resample

 

You state that you have multiple scans which require 60 % size reduction. You can batch process by going to File>Process multiple files for this operation. Enter the values delineated above.

TIP:

Place the scans in a dedicated source folder, and  create a separate destination folder so as not to overwrite the originals.

Also, aggregate portrait and landscape orientaed scans into separate folders.

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hatstead, Thanks very much for your quick reply. Do you mean the pixels dimensions or the document size drop downs?

 

Because I tried both, and ended up with teeny tiny images, like way too small. Here is my original scan, three images on one 8.5" x 11" sheet at 200 dpi, saved as BMP.  I'm not sure if I was clear in my original post, but I need them to each be 60% smaller.

 

What might I be doing incorrectly? Thanks!Capture.JPG

 

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Try this instead:

1. Go to File>new>blank file and enter the dimensions for your canvas (8.5"x11"), resolution 200 px/in, background to suit.

2. Go to File>Place and point to Image #1. Place. This will come in on a separate layer. Use the corner handle of the bounding box to resize the image, and position it.

3. Repeat for images 2 & 3. At this stage you should have 4 layers,

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