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Need help increasing resolution to print photo out on large canvas

I have photos that I would like to blow up to a size of 60 cm X 80 cm and have them printed on a canvas so that they will look like paintings. I just now bought Photoshop Elements 11 and your Missing Manuals book on PSE11 because when I tried to order my enlarged photo on canvas from Costco, it told me that the resolution was too low. So, now I'm on a quest to see if I can increase the resolution sufficiently to have my photo print out with strong resolution on the large canvas. Is this possible to do with PSE11?
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  • Hi Kimberly.

    In "Photoshop Elements 11: The Missing Manual" (which I edited), you can read about resolution on pages 101 and 105-108. As mentioned on page 107, when Elements increases the resolution of an image, it simply makes up the new pixels that it adds. While the program usually does a good job, the results might not be ideal.

    Generally speaking, it's much simpler to make an image smaller than larger. If your image doesn't have high enough resolution, a large print of it might look blocky and low quality. As Barbara writes on page 108, "When you enlarge an image to bigger than its original size, you’ll definitely lose some quality."

    I hope that helps. Sorry I don't have better news for you.

    Best,

    -Dawn
    Associate Editor, Missing Manuals
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