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If you "reshape" the photo, make a rectangular one square, for instance, you'll distort it, and that probably wouldn't be acceptable if it was a portrait, the person would be all squished! LOL! The best thing to do is simply crop the picture into a square around the main subject, a face for instance.
If you do actually want to "reshape" it to a square that's easy, just open the Image Size dialog box and make sure "Constrain Proportions" is unchecked, then type in your size.
Thank you very much. I appreciate the help. I tried to resize and as you stated it did become too squished to work. My other idea was to photo shop a 2nd rectangular pic next to the original pic making one large square pic but i can't figure out how to do that either. Would you happen to know how to do that?
You mean like this?
That's easy enough; my pictures are 600 pixels high, so I created a new document 600 pixels square. Then I cropped each of the pictures so that they're 300 pixels wide, then dragged and dropped them onto the square document, and saved as a .jpg.
Alternatively you could take your original picure and extend the Canvas - go to Image/Canvas Size, then enter your size and select the background color - to make it square.