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Forgive me for such a dumb newbie question. I have a document with three layers, nothing fancy. I want to make one of the layers bigger. The docs say use the selection tool (in my case the rectangle tool) to make a selection. They say if you want to resize the selection just grab on of the handles. This works as it should. However I want to resize my layer, which is essentially a square image. I can't see where to do this. The layer properties don't even show the size of my layer. Is there some way to open the layer in another window? Help!

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Use Rotate/Zoom tool:

Select the layer you want to resize, by highlighting it in the layers window (click on it to highlight it)

Layers > Rotate/Zoom, and move the Zoom slider up or down to resize the layer

And if want to open a layer in a new window:

1-Select the layer,

2-Edie > Select all (ctrl+A)

3-Edit > Copy (Ctrl+C)

4-Edit > Paste in to New Image.(Ctrl+Alt+V)

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Use Rotate/Zoom tool:

Select the layer you want to resize, by highlighting it in the layers window (click on it to highlight it)

Layers > Rotate/Zoom, and move the Zoom slider up or down to resize the layer

And if want to open a layer in a new window:

1-Select the layer,

2-Edie > Select all (ctrl+A)

3-Edit > Copy (Ctrl+C)

4-Edit > Paste in to New Image.(Ctrl+Alt+V)

Forgive my obtuseness but when I use the Rotate/Zoom tool it does change the size but it also moves the layer's position in my image. If I follow your second suggestion, it gives me a new image which is blank. That is, it is the same size as my layer but just has a white background.

Because of the the application this is used for I need a precise location of the layers on the image (within a single pixel) and the same for the size of the layer. I have all that now but I see no good way to edit either the size of the layer nor its' location.

Thanks for the help

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