Resizing Image Groups

Whether you are editing in the Photo EditorGraphic Designer, or Collage Maker, you can utilize the image and graphic grouping feature to add more flexibility to your editing! You can select both image and graphic layers to create a group and resize the entire group. This grouping function only works with image and graphic layers (including masked graphics). Resizing image layers as a group is not only a time-saver, but also keeps your layers manageable and in position without the worry of leaving a layer out. 

Maintain Aspect Ratio While Scaling

You are able to select and resize your group while maintaining the aspect ratio of each of the layers in a selected group. No more worrying about an element being off in size compared to the rest of your layers!  Resizing while maintaining the aspect ratio can come in handy for those creating additional collage layouts in the Graphic Designer. 

Step 1: To select your group, click + drag over the items you want to select or hold down the Command/Control key while you click on each layer.  If you already have a group created and saved you can also access the group to resize. You’ll see each selected layer become highlighted, with a blue dashed box around all of the items you’ve selected. 

Step 2: To resize these items as a group, click and drag the corner circles around your group to make them smaller or larger. You can also use the rotate handle at the top of the group to rotate the selected layers at once. 

Step 3 (optional): You can select a layer to resize it independently from the rest of a group while maintaining its status within the group. Just select the layer and resize as needed. 

Step 4: Continue adding to and editing your creation. If you're done, be sure to save your project!

Freeform Scaling

You can scale the group without maintaining the aspect ratio. You can resize the group as a whole. When you free scale the group, the images will crop to the center of the individual image.

Pro Tip: Freeform Scaling will work for image and graphic layers that are rotated, as long as they are rotated in 90º increments. 

Step 1: Select your group (see step 1 above).

Step 2: Hold the SHIFT key + click and drag the corner circles around your group to stretch, as well as to make it smaller or larger. 

Step 3 (optional): See step 3 above.

Pro Tip: If you need to reframe an image that was cropped during resize, double click on the layer and additional on-canvas crop options appear. Adjust the white handles to reframe the image.  

Step 4: Continue adding to and editing your creation. If you're done, be sure to save your project!

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