How to Scale Proportionately in Photoshop or Photopea

Photoshop and Photopea are powerful graphic design tools perfect for creating stunning visuals, from social media posts to marketing materials. A key feature in both programs is the ability to scale elements proportionately, ensuring your designs maintain their integrity and visual appeal.

Why Proportional Scaling Matters

Proportional scaling prevents distortion, keeping elements in their original shape and making your design look professional and cohesive.

How to Scale Proportionately in Photoshop or Photopea

Follow these steps to scale elements proportionately:

  1. Select the Element: Click on the layer or element you want to resize.
  2. Use the Transform Tool: Press Ctrl + T (Windows) or Cmd + T (Mac) to activate the transform handles.
  3. Hold the Shift Key: While holding down the Shift key, drag one of the corner handles inward or outward.

Tip: In Photoshop CC 2019 and later, holding the Shift key is not necessary as proportional scaling is the default. However, in earlier versions and in Photopea, you need to hold the Shift key.

Benefits of Proportional Scaling

Visual Harmony

Proportional scaling ensures visual harmony, keeping your design balanced and attractive.

Simplified Adjustments

Easily resize elements without distorting others, simplifying layout adjustments.

Faster Iterations

Save time by avoiding manual readjustments, allowing for quicker design iterations.