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21 Messages


508 Points

Thu, Oct 18, 2018 7:59 AM


photoshop cc 2019 - transform cannot be switched off/on right

Bug using the transform tool using CTRL+t.
Bug 1: The default is always ON for the maintain proportions option. Clicking the "locl proportions" button doesnt seem to work . The default used to be OFF.
Bug 2: SHIFT now does the opposite - it unlocks proportions while transforming. 

This happens after selecting part of a layer where some pixels are drawn ( it doesnt matter how you select them), when you enter transform mode using CNTRL+t.

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217 Messages


4.8K Points

2 years ago

I would ask Adobe to give us the option to get back to the old legacy behavior of the Transform Tool.
For me this is not a new Feature, instead I need to get used to something NEW which worked perfectly before.

163 Messages


2.7K Points

2 years ago

To revert to the legacy transform behavior, do the following:

  1. Use Notepad (Windows) or a text editor on Mac OS to create a plain text file (.txt).
  2. Type the text below in the text file:
    TransformProportionalScale 0

  3. Save the file as "PSUserConfig.txt" to your Photoshop settings folder:
    • Windows: [Installation Drive]:\Users\[User Name]\AppData\Roaming\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop CC 2019\Adobe Photoshop CC 2019 Settings\
    • macOS: //Users/[User Name]/Library/Preferences/Adobe Photoshop CC 2019 Settings/

3 Messages


182 Points

2 years ago

Really hacked off about this - I've just wasted half an hour trying to figure out what was going on. Utterly pointless and uncalled for new "feature" - changing a common, everyday behaviour we've been used to for over 20 years.
While we're at it, how about swapping around the shortcuts for copy, paste and quit just to make things more "productive"?</sarcasm> Because that's about as useful as default proportional scale.

2 Messages


114 Points

2 years ago

Thank you for this work around to reverting back to the old transform!! This new method is a total mistake! I didn't realize how much I use transform in so many ways. I felt like I was a newbie. I am much better now!

538 Messages


12.3K Points

2 years ago

There is a bug in the Maintain aspect ratio constrain link on the toolbar. It doesn't work. That needs to be addressed.

When you un-check the Maintain aspect ratio constrain link on the toolbar and then use transform it still maintains aspect ratio. . . un-checking the link should disable maintain aspect ratio shouldn't it? Well it doesn't.

Also shift key + transform disables Maintain aspect ratio but doesn't correspond with the constrain link on the tool bar.