Best Photoshop Enlargement Technique

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Best Photoshop Enlargement Technique
9 months ago

I want to have a canvas print made that's 24x36 inches. I'm curious about the best way to enlarge the file to get to that size. I work in Lightroom 4 and PS CS5.

The printer has told me that a resolution of 150 is all that's needed and anything higher doesn't really improve the print.

I shot the original with my Sony a580, and it's raw file is 16 mb, cropped to 4168 x 2770. See the screen shot below.

In the past, I enlarged a similar family portrait photo by using the image size screen, adding about 10% at a time, then selecting 'bicubic smoother', and clicking Okay. I think I read somewhere, and can't remember where, that adding just 10% to the size with each iteration will give you the best results. My first attempt doing so created a pretty good canvas print, to my eye anyhow. But, I'm wondering if that is the best method.

Thoughts?   Thanks Mike

this is the original size.

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