Resizing an image to an exact pixel proportion without getting a squeezing distortion


Here's the issue:

I'm trying to upload a drawing of mine onto Society6, they require the image to be specific proportions of 3300 px wide by 5100 px high. Each time I do this in Photoshop and constrain the proportions, it squeezes and distorts my image, making it skinnier and longer than before.

Does anyone have any advice on how to avoid the distortion while still having the exact size of image they require? I can't crop the image to be any less wide, so I'm feeling a little stuck.

1/23/2016 5:23:00 AM

I looked at the Society6 Web site and saw a lot of images that do not conform to the dimensions you mention. It is possible that you are submitting an image for a specific category, say a phone case, which may require these dimensions. You will not get to the 33:51 aspect ratio unless your image is originally is in that ratio. Your choices are:

  1. Crop a part of the image to 33:51 ratio and size it to fit 3300x5100 pixels
  2. Create a canvas sized 3300x5100 pixels and place your image into that canvas. Then you can use the Transform tool on your image to fit it inside.
  3. After the fitting, fill the canvas background with a suitable color and let it show as solid color framing your original
  4. If you are extremely lucky and the image you have lends itself to that, you can try Content Aware Scale which will try to maintain the recognizable object proportions and scale the "empty" space between them.
  5. Do not submit this image to Society6, find another suitable image.
1/23/2016 5:36:00 PM

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