QUOTE(user name @ Jul 7 2006, 01:24 PM) [snapback]11527[/snapback]
Almost everytime I resize a cover to 800x600, they get distorted in some way. What has happened to me a lot is shadows get thrown off (pulled way away from image) and Strokes get enlarged? I am using Photoshop CS. Any ideas why this happens or how to prevent it?
To scale a layer effect (from Adobe Photoshop Help)
A layer style may have been fine-tuned for a target resolution and features of a given size. Using Scale Effects allows you to scale the effects in the layer style without scaling the object to which the layer style is applied.
Select the layer in the Layers palette.
Choose Layer > Layer Style > Scale Effects.
Enter a percentage or drag the slider.
Select Preview to preview the changes in the image.
Using the Transform command (CTRL+T) will only scale the object and NOT the layer effects. You could 'flatten' the layer to make the layer effect a part of the layer (Create a new layer and CTRL+E to combine the layers and the Layer effect is rasterized onto the layer and can be scaled with Transform, but you lose being able to change the effect) but thats not a good idea.