If you’ve ever had trouble resizing a photo in a template without stretching it out of shape and making it look all wonky; don’t worry, you’re not alone. It’s easy to get confused, because for some reason Photoshop and Elements have opposite default settings. So if you have Elements and have been trying to follow Photoshop instructions, or vice versa, it might have gone badly for you.

So I’ve created two videos – one for Elements, and one for Photoshop.  I hope they help clarify things.

These videos specifically discuss the resizing step of the template workflow. They don’t explain setting up the clipping masks, or placing the images, or anything like that. If you need assistance with those broader issues, I’ve written tutorials here and here (plus some more here, here and here).

Here’s the Elements video:

Here’s the Photoshop video: