Resizing in Adobe Photoshop and Elements

Step 1
Save the file with a different name
(Important – you can then go back to the old file if things go wrong!)
Step 2
Go to ‘Image’ on the tool bar
Select ‘Image Size’ from the drop down menu
Step 3
Check that ‘Scale Size’, ‘Constrain Proportions’ and ‘Resample Image:’ boxes are ticked
Step 4
For Landscape images change width to 1600 pixels

For Portrait images change height to 1200 pixels
Step 5
If the image height is less than 1200 pixels go back to the Image menu and select ‘Canvas Size’
Step 6
If the measurement unit is set to inches or centimeters change it to ‘pixels’
Step 7
Select ‘Black’ as the ‘Canvas extension colour’
Step 8
Enter a value of 1200 pixels in the Height box
On portrait images the height is already set to 1200 pixels. Set the width to 1600 pixels
Step 9
Re-save your resized image