resizing in photoshop

firstly, i admit i’m pretty rubbish at making graphics in general. secondly, i own up to being a fireworks fan and photoshop phobic.

however, on trying to resize a graphic today in photoshop cs, which should be the simplest of tasks even for this moron, i started thinking that maybe photoshop is not the easiest to use program in the world after all! i opened my gif, went to the image menu, clicked image size, entered the desired values and clicked ok and it turned my picture into a squashed monstrosity, even if i only reduced it by 5%!

eventually i found out what i was doing wrong: you need to go to the image menu, select mode and ensure that rgb colour rather than indexed colour is checked first before you resize. now why didn’t i think of that? :>

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