How to Upscale an Image in Photoshop?

Learn in quick and simple steps how to upscale your images for resolution, size, sharpness, and more on Photoshop and the Image Upscaler tool on Magic Studio.

Upscale an image in Photoshop- A simple guide to increasing image resolution, size, sharpness in simple steps on Photoshop
Upscale an image in Photoshop - A simple guide

Do you have a picture you want to upscale or make bigger? You can easily do it using Photoshop without losing its clarity or making it blurry. Don’t worry, even though it is not as simple as just cutting it smaller. Our guide is here to help you do that in Photoshop without having to learn some complicated Photoshop skills. It has some simple steps listed to upscale an image without losing its sharpness in Photoshop. In the end, there is also an easier alternative to Photoshop suggested to upscale and enhance your cherished pictures.

What Does Image Upscale Mean?

Have you ever wanted to blow up your pictures without losing their sharpness and quality? Image upscaling works like a secret trick that helps you to increase the size of your image without letting other people know about it by preserving the quality and details of that image.

You can think of it as using a magnifying glass on an amazing artwork. You zoom in and reveal all the minute details while keeping the beauty of the piece intact. That is what upscaling an image in Photoshop does. It allows your photos to enlarge while maintaining their clarity and colour.

It’s not just about the size; it’s also about allowing your larger images to take centre stage. Thus, upscaling an image maintains your photos clear, detailed and incredibly eye-catching whether you are printing them or using them on a large screen. It is like giving your images more breathing room without sacrificing quality.


How to Check Image Resolution in Photoshop?

If you want to know the ins and outs of an image like how sharp it is or how clear it will look when you print it? Then, you need to check out the resolution of that particular image. Image resolution is what turns a normal okayish picture into an impressive shot.

You can easily check the resolution of an image in Photoshop by following the steps given below:

  1. Open the selected picture in Adobe Photoshop.
  2. Click on ‘Image’ and then hit the ‘Image Size’ option.
  3. After clicking on it, you will see a box that will pop up mentioning ‘Resolution’. If it says 300 PPI (pixels per inch), then you are good to go for printing the selected image.

You might be wondering why the image resolution matters. Simply put, it matters because more pixels per inch means a clearer and sharper image with good quality. Especially, if you are thinking about printing that image or making it bigger for a poster or something else then you will have to check the resolution of that image before moving forward.


How to Upscale an Image in Photoshop?

When you have to upscale an image in Photoshop perhaps to adjust its size for a particular use or make it look nicer before printing it, you can just start with what you have got. You can give that particular image a gentle makeover by slightly adjusting its size or quality without messing with the core details.

You can easily get started by following the steps below:

  1. Open your ‘Image’ in Photoshop.
  2. Go to Image > Image Size.
  3. You can untick ‘Resample’ to keep the original details intact while adjusting ‘Resolution’ or ‘Document Size’.

If you need specific dimensions, you can choose ‘Resample’ as it will let you make changes to the image independently without losing the original quality of the image. You can follow the steps given below:

  1. Open the selected image in Photoshop.
  2. Click on ‘Image’ and then ‘Image Size’.
  3. Keep the aspect ratio locked.
  4. Now, enter new ‘Width Value’ and ‘Height Value’.
  5. Pick ‘Resample’ and choose an option.
  6. Remember to scale effects if your image has any kind of styles applied.
  7. Then, hit ‘OK’ to apply the changes.

You can also try easy ways like using the ‘Camera Raw Filter’ in Photoshop or tweaking details in Lightroom to enhance and upscale your images without changing their basic makeup. These methods can make your images look better without losing their original quality.

Whether you are adjusting the size of your image for printing purposes or simply to just make the details of your image come out. Then the above techniques can help you bring out the best in your images without losing their essence.


How to Upscale an Image with the Image Upscaler?

Magic Studio’s Image Upscaler is a great alternative to Photoshop when it comes to enhancing and upscaling images easily. It is an AI-powered tool that can help you upgrade your pictures to 4K quality without losing their original details.

Do you want to know how it works? Follow the steps given below:

An easier alternative to upscaling an image on Photoshop is Image upscaler tool. The image shows an original and it's upscaled version comparison side-by-side. The upscaled image is resized and yet remains super sharp and high-resolution
Take your images to the next level of quality with Magic studio image upscaler tool
  1. Upload your picture: You can simply click or drag and drop to make your selection.
  2. Select the resolution: Then, select the desired sharpness (up to 4K) without sacrificing the original quality of your image.
  3. Download the image: Just hit ‘Download’ in your preferred format (such as JPG, JPEG, PNG, HEIC, and WEBP) if you like what you see as the outcome.

Image Upscaler is not a professional-only tool. It can be accessed easily by anyone who desires to upscale or enhance his/her pictures. Join the millions of people across the world who have enhanced over 120 million photos.


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

  1. How can I enhance a photo?

You can use the Image Upscaler by Magic Studio to enhance your images with just a few clicks.

2. How do I upscale to 300 DPI in Photoshop?

Select your file by selecting File > Open. Next, select Image > Image Size; if the resolution is less than 300, adjust it to 300. Select ‘Preserve Details (enlargement)’ from the drop-down menu after clicking ‘Resample’.

3. How do you fix a blurry picture in Photoshop?

You can sharpen a blurry picture in Photoshop by using the ‘Unsharp Mask’ option.

4. How do I turn on scaling in Photoshop?

To scale a photo, layer selection, or shape, select it in the ‘Edit Workspace’. Then, choose Image > Resize > Scale.

5. How do I resize a photo without stretching it?

You should maintain the same aspect ratio if you want to alter the size of an image without stretching it.

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