Elements 11 Layers - photo much larger than background layer

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PE 11 Layers advanced edit - when I drag a photo from photo bin to my background layer, the photo is much bigger than the background - I have to resize many times to get it to fit - and have to do that with every photo I put on the page - any suggestions as to how I can get the photos to be more the same size as the background layer without so much resizing?
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Cheri Nelson

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Have you tried resizing your background layer so it is more appropriate?

Besides that, resizing a layer after dragging from the Project Bin should only be a matter of doing a Free Transform and dragging on the handles until it fits.

From your description it sounds like you've used the Resize Image dialog. If that's your preferred method then set the longest dimensions (pixels, inches, whatever) fit.

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To resize the placed photo on the background quickly,
- use the shortcut Ctrl T for free transform
- use the scroll wheel of your mouse to reduce zoom and see the handles on the corners of the placed image, then move the handles.