Heidi, I resize my digis in Paint.net or in Word. Right click on the digi in word. At the corner you can move the box around it to make it smaller. Mary Ellen's are quite large so you make need to do it a couple of times. I have my word set up with rulers so I can see the sizes. I like my actual digi between 3 1/2" - 4".
I have Greeting Card Factory! You can resize images easily!
I use Photoshop. You can also do it with Photoshop Elements, which is quite a bit cheaper. You can resize your image to a specific size by choosing Image-->Image Size and typing in the measurements you want, or you can place the image on a blank canvas and resize it "manually" by holding down the Shift key & dragging one corner of the image box with your mouse. HTH! :) ~ Andrea
I resize mine in either PaintShop Pro or Craftartist2 but as stated above you can do it in word.
I copy and paste into a word document and re-size there. Click on the image and a box forms around it and just drag the corners to your desired size.
There are several free photo manipulation software programs out there, such as Gimp. I personally use Photoshop, but as Andrea said, Photoshop Elements is much less expensive. And Word is very easy to use, and after resizing in Word, you can save it as a picture,
If you have Windows, look for a program called paint. It comes with most versions of Windows software. Just open the Paint software, then open the digi image, click on resize at the top of the screen, then enter the percentage (in the box next to horizontal and veritical) that you want to enlarge or skrink the image. Click the ok box. Then save as usual.
thank you all so very much for your help, I really appreciate it, I'm totally new to all of this, the digi stuff and all digital media stuff. I will be back.
When I want to print an image, I like to print 2 of each at the same time. I just click on the image, a menu comes up ( Windows 10) and will ask you how you want to print the image. Three are lots of options: 2 |X 5"x7" 4 X 3.5X5", whatever you want. It is all in Windows, you just have to look for it.
Heidi, Gimp is a free photo manipulation program which is quite good. Is basic but would do what you want. I use a Corel program called Photo Impact
I use Word also.
Heidi, what program do you use to view your photos? You will likely be able to use the same program to manipulate the sizes and to print them as you would photos. Only instead of printing on photo paper you'll want to select regular paper in the correct size. I use Picasa for photos but I can also use it for digi supplies. Word and Paint are also good Windows products that are simple to use.
Hi there. I do this all the time with all my digi stamps. I use Photoshop Elements. The way I do it is that I make what I call a Master for each card front size (a digital file). A2 Master, A7 Master, 6" Square Master, etc. I open the digital stamp in PSE, make a duplicate, close the original. Then I do the same for the card master file I am using. Then, I layer the digi stamp onto the master and resize it to the size that looks appropriate for that card front. Then, I print. By making duplicates to work with, you always have your pristine masters and your pristine digital stamp. You can save the resize by adding A2 (or whatever card size you are using) to the original filename of the stamp. That way you don't have to recreate the wheel. xoxo
Hi Heidi, I've always made cards with any digital supplies. I started with and have managed to resize and crop to UK sized paper successfully in MS Publisher. I have since moved on to Adobe Photoshop Elements to do more advanced stuff but still prefer Publisher for manipulating images for making cards. I use "guides" on my A4 to represent the edges and fold line of the cards if smaller than this size, then build from there. I hope this helps! :)
Forgot to say I have a screenshot if it helps :)
Since your files are .png files, they can be resized to any size.I use Adobe Illustrator to resize the images to what size I need it to be.I hope this helps.