How to Resize Images

Character photos should be 650×400 pixels, but it can be tricky to get the right size and dimensions without distorting it. Here’s a step-by-step guide.

1. In Photoshop, create a new file that’s 650 pixels wide by 400 pixels tall. You can save this size as a preset for later use.

New File

2. Find a source image that’s a decent size. Ideally you start with an image that’s bigger than the one you’ll end up with.

3. Open the source image as a separate file in Photoshop.

4. Go to Image > Image Size…. Make sure Constrain Proportions is checked, then set the width to 650 pixels.

Image Size

5. The height should have changed with it. Check that your height’s at least 400 pixels. If it’s not, change the height to 400 pixels, and your width should now be greater than 650 pixels. Hit OK.

6. Copy the resized image and paste it into the blank file from step 1. Use the Move tool to move the image around and frame it how you like.

Move Tool

7. Go to File > Save for Web & Devices… and save it as a high quality JPEG.