I'm getting weird results after resizing a simple circular icon in Photoshop CS6 on Mac OS X 10.8.
I'm resizing from 128 px to 60 px.
The final icon is not totally circular: it has some excrescences on four sides.
Tried every possible resampling modes.
Resizing the sime icon in Preview gives perfect results.
Here's the examples:
Original icon: http://zevrix.com/_img-misc/tmp/bo-crcl-128.png
Resized in Photoshop: http://zevrix.com/_img-misc/tmp/boicon-60-phs.jpg
Resized in Preview: http://zevrix.com/_img-misc/tmp/of-icon-60.png
Any ideas why it happens?
Thanks for any help,
"Excrescences", eh? I had to look that one up. Thanks for teaching me a new word.
Interesting. I just opened your file, did Image - Image Size, 60px, and came up with this:
Do you have Photoshop set to the default resampling scheme? I don't find that beneficial at all.
Try changing Photoshop - Preferences - General, Image Interpolation to just plain Bicubic.
Thanks for all the replies!
It made me look into the original image again.
I found what was the problem, and R_Kelly poses the right question regarding the layer styles.
The original image is actually PSD with the Drop Shadow layer effect applied.
Once I rasterize the style, everything scales correctly.
If you use the Image>Image Resize dialog you can check the Scale Styles button.
If you don't won't to flatten the effects and use transform, you can scale the styles manually after resize.
Layer>Layer Style>Scale Effects.
Thanks, I didn't know about Scale effects!
In this case, Scale Styles was checked but apparently it doesn't do a
good job here. Merging or style rasterizing isn't a problem in this case
as the master image remains unchanged.