"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.
How are you resizing the icon?
Using Image>resize , transform or.......?
Do you have any layer styles on the layer?
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.
Leo, many layer style effects parameters accept integer values only, so downscaling can ruin or eliminate the effect unless it is first rasterised.
Thanks - good to know the scientific explanation behind this!