How to Resize Your Texture To Fit Your Image, Plus A Free Photoshop Action.

In this video, I show you two ways to resize your texture in Photoshop so that it will fit your image exactly. This method works in Elements as well.

Action Update

I’ve found over time, I use this method without the action. Really, the re-size method itself is pretty fast, but feel free to download and try out the action.

I also show you how to use the little action I created to cut down the steps for my preferred way to resize textures. It’s a small action, but it’s helpful. I use it in my workflow.

I know that some texture makers have pretty swank ways to load and resize a texture, and I may someday offer a more automated script, but what I like about the DIY method is that you have more options. I would rather browse my images using Lightroom or Bridge than load them from a script. This action will also work with any texture, not just mine.

This Free action has been tested in Adobe Photoshop CS2–CS5. I’m sure it also works in CS. I’m not sure about earlier versions of Photoshop. I’ve also tested it in Adobe Photoshop Elements 9.

Please watch the video before using the action!

Texas Chicks Blogs & Pics has excellent instructions on loading Actions for Elements. They even offer a service to install it, if you find you need further help. Go to their blog. (They have classes on Elements as well.)

Photoshop users, consult your help or search the internet for the many tutorials on setting up and managing your actions.

Here is the Action Download

Let me know in the comments if it works in your version of software.

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9 Responses to How to Resize Your Texture To Fit Your Image, Plus A Free Photoshop Action.

  1. Elaine June 26, 2011 at 11:54 pm #

    Thanks, Leslie! I learn something new about Photoshop everyday, thanks to the generosity of folks like you :~) ~Elaine

    • Leslie Nicole June 27, 2011 at 6:39 am #

      Great! Glad to hear this was helpful. Thank you. 🙂

  2. Ann June 28, 2011 at 10:52 pm #

    I just KNEW there had to be an easier way than how I’d been doing it. Thanks for the easy to understand methods!

    • Leslie Nicole June 29, 2011 at 5:54 am #

      Oh, good. Glad you find that useful. I think I’ll eventually hire a scriptor to make a more automated version of this so you don’t have to stop and choose from the window. Plus, I want the script to place the texture.

  3. Janine July 25, 2011 at 5:51 pm #

    Thanks Leslie, Just learning Photoshop on my own and it took me a few trials on resizing a texture to fit but I think I got it….. thanks so much for the information. Now I can change my bad backgrounds to something move attractive. Enjoyed this learning process!
    thanks again Leslie for the video lesson.

  4. Janine July 25, 2011 at 7:21 pm #

    well I just loaded the action to my Elements 9 and it was found in the guided section of the Edit and then selected Automated Actions and there it was!!!! works perfectly.

    thanks again

  5. steppeland October 1, 2011 at 3:02 pm #

    Thank you, Leslie Nicole. I tried the action in Photoshop 7.0 and it’s working fine!
    Making the work easier! 🙂
    Much appreciated

  6. Debbie January 6, 2012 at 6:21 pm #

    Excellent! thank you 🙂

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