I'm by no means a Photoshop expert. For years I didn't use it for anything other than re-sizing and add text to pictures. But a working knowledge of Photoshop can be handy to a blogger and so, over the last year, I've learned a few things that have helped alter banners so I don't have to keep bugging the ever-talented graphics designer Gisele with little fixes. So in a series of mini-tips geared to bloggers with little or no Photoshop knowledge, I'm happy to share my knowledge if it's helpful in any way.
Photoshop Tip: Use "Transform" to easily re-size images and keep their dimensions. (In other words, not make them look screwy.) Just hit Ctrl and TorEdit and Transform to bring up the transform tool. Next, hold down the shift bar in order to keep the dimensions as you re-size. Finally, just hit Enter to apply the changes. I won't even tell you how I re-sizes images before learning this little trick courtesy of super smart artiecht-in-training, Ricky.