A person is working on a laptop with an image of the eiffel tower.
A person is working on a laptop with an image of the eiffel tower.

Image editing: Photoshop explainer 1 of 5

Let's open, resize and save a logo image using Photoshop

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Open a logo image, resize it and save it.


Name of explainer: Open a logo image, resize it and save it

Creative theme: Image editing

Software used: Photoshop

User level: BEGINNER

This is explainer 1 of 5 in this series

This series includes:

  1. Open an image, resize it and save it
  2. Open an image, rotate it and crop it
  3. Open an image and apply basic colour correction
  4. Open an image and add text
  5. Create a new image with a single-colour background

The Software

This series of beginner explainers uses Photoshop. Note that Photoshop is part of the Adobe ‘Photography plan’ AND their full ‘Creative Cloud’ all apps plan – Check carefully which will be appropriate for you before committing to a paid subscription.

A screenshot of the photoshop website with a cat on it.
A screenshot of the photoshop website with a cat on it.

This month we’re also running explainer series for PaintShop Pro (which requires a single payment) and GIMP (which is completely free).

The pre-requisities

This is a BEGINNER workflow explainer, so you just need to install and open the software. We’ll take it from there.

If you’re new to IT / computing, you may need help downloading and installing the software. Start with a search for ‘how do i install photoshop’ or speak with someone who’s familiar with downloading and installing.

Why would I do this?

Being able to resize images is an essential basic image editing skill. In this explainer we open a large logo image and make it smaller, ready for use on the web or social media. Resizing is equally applicable to reducing file sizes or even enlarging images to print or display at scale.

Let’s do it!

You can download the logo image we use in this explainer further down this page.

Click the play icon to watch this video. Subtitles are available – Click the settings cog at the bottom right for options. You can also watch this video full-screen by clicking the full-screen icon at the bottom right.

Good to know

The logo we’ve opened and saved is in PNG format (often refered to as ‘ping’). This format is commonly used for logos as it supports transparency (a ‘see through’ background). Photos are often stored in .jpg (jpeg) format, which does not support transparency, or a ‘raw’ format which applies zero or very little compression. Different camera manufacturers use their own versions of raw, and most non-photographic software (E.g. Microsoft Office) does NOT support it. Also look for the HEIF format, which is becoming more popular and is used by many mobile phones.

Where to next?

In the explainer we successfully resized the logo to make it smaller, but what if you need to make an image LARGER? Have a look at Photoshop’s AI / neural filters from the ‘Filter’ menu:

Select the ‘Super Zoom’ toggle and zoom into the image preview on the right. Depending on the power of your computer, this process may take some time. Best results will usually be achieved using a 2x-4x upscale:

Once the upscale is complete, you can either accept it by clicking the OK button or cancel it.

Enjoy playing with the other neural filters – They’re regularly updated!

Remember, this is part of a series of explainers for this software – Join us again for the other explainers in the series 🙂

Download the image used in this explainer

You’re welcome to download this image for personal use only:

Notes and updates

There are no notes or advisories at this time. This video explainer was last updated in February 2023. This page was last updated in March 2024.

We at pixels.cool are not responsible for the content of any external webpages or software downloaded from third party sites. Links are included in good faith at the time of writing. All explainer content is compiled in good faith using processes and methods used by the team. Modern software gives users many ways in which to accomplish the same task, and for reasons of clarity we choose not to reference multiple options. All computer users should run up to date virus / security software at all times to minimise risk.

This is number 11 of the 15 explainer videos created for image editing month! Make sure you check out the others!