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3.2K Points

Mon, Oct 15, 2018 6:10 PM

In progress

Photoshop CC 2019: Transform/Resize is constrained by default - Want ability to go back to legacy behavior

When selecting a layer and dragging a corner handle with the shift (or alt-shift) key pressed, the resize proportion isn't constrained. This started with this most recent update.

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912 Points

2 years ago

This works like a charm in Affinity because they decided to constrain (logically) text AND photos. When I use photoshop to compose complexe pictures with shadows, lines and other shapes, all this suddenly becomes very tricky... For example, I had to manipulate large layers with black to transparent gradients, this has no sense to constrain this type of layer by default... 
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And for sure, a toggle button would be really usefull... 
I'm always very very happy to work with homothetic transformed text  in Affinity Designer... 

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150 Points

2 years ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Photoshop 2019 Change the Free Transform pipeline back!.

I hate that I can't turn off uniform scale. Adobe, if you're listening. Turn free transform back to non-uniform scale! I HATE THAT I HAVE TO PRESS SHIFT!

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4.1K Points

What is it in PS 2019 that you must put up with the aggravation? Why not revert to previous version?

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286 Points

2 years ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Does Adobe actively hate its users?.

Does Adobe actively hate its users? Or is it just a joke to reverse the lock proportion in transforming (shift key)? Actually curious who thought this was a good idea.

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9.6K Points

If they just started with business we (users) had much more to say.

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9.6K Points

In a month or so you don't even remember that you had to hold that key down in the past.
Not true - me and many other users changed this new behaviour back to that how that was for over 20 years. So you'll have 2 group of users, and that would be best option to respect all.

That is not light or dark leading theme of Photoshop users set like they want. But if you allowed us to have even four colours Photoshop is adjusted to, then what is problem to do the same with that what 'shift' should do?

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I'm scared of next AdobeMax! Everything looks so nice on there, but in practise that's something we wouldn't like to have. Like that was said. Focus on bugs they live from 5 - 10 years then try to implement some new features....

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I'm scared of next AdobeMax! Everything looks so nice on there, but in practise that's something we wouldn't like to have. Like that was said. Focus on bugs they live from 5 - 10 years then try to implement some new features....

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12.3K Points

I think I've said this before. Old school is not the cool school. 

Old school is probably what Adobe built their fortunes on. Please respect the old school Adobe. You have a lot to learn from us. 

Thank you.

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9.6K Points

That's easy for them to do that they want. When we are not users they have to make something we will like, but after they got your money and enforced for subscription they don't have to listen us - we are already in cage. If there was must to buy next Ps before our money was on their account they would do everything to encourage us to buy their product. That had to be really good, like that was in Creative Suite times. There's no campaign in monarchy to make everything we chose their Photoshop release. We're stuck in their kingdom, and I even suspect previous versions of Ps are not fully fixed before next one is beeing released as that would make people to not upgrade to newest one. Such brutal politics.

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142 Points

I've been using Photoshop since it first came out. Using the Shift key to constrain proportions is one of the cornerstone key commands of the application. To arbitrarily switch to the opposite action, after nearly 3 decades, is unnecessary, illogical and completely tone-deaf to the core, long-time, loyal users.

I've lost a lot of billable work time to go back and recheck sizing of graphics, because of Adobe's shift to NOT constrain scaling update. So who may I send my invoice to at Adobe?

Change it back! I'm not able to justify this ridiculous hinderance of my workflow and I don't have time to get our IT department's approval to mess with the code of the Photoshop application.

We're mad. We're frustrated. We're YOUR customers!

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284 Points

2 years ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Photoshop CC 20 - scaling proportionally using shift key no longer works.

After the new release (CC 20), scaling proportionally using the Shift key no longer works. When scaling you need to click "Maintain Aspect Ratio" button now, which is NOT good as some of the time you want to be able to transform freely and other times you want to keep the ratio - the Shift key was a nice feature that avoided having to hit that "Maintain Aspect Ratio" button every time you need to switch between free transform and keep ratio transform. PLEASE bring it back!!

And also when in the transform mode, the "center" is no longer visible. So when hitting the alt key to move the "rotation center" to another spot, it's no longer visible, so you don't know what you're rotating around...

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1.6K Points

I agree that Adobe really screwed this up. There is a way to get the reference point back in your transform box however. Go to Preferences>Tools> and click Show reference point when using transform. (Thanks to Jesús Ramirez at the Photoshop Training Channel on Youtube for that one by the way)

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12.3K Points

That's where I learnt it from too Lonny. Jesús Ramirez at the Photoshop Training Channel on Youtube has some amazing PS hints and tricks.

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1.6K Points

Yes, he is one of my favorite people to follow for tutorials Rosa.

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12.3K Points

The best.

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3.4K Points

Thanks for that, I did not know that preference. I'm ok with that one.

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35K Points

Though having a preference is usually a good thing, I still prefer having more exposed on the Options bar. I have a visual clue as to how I last "set" my preference, I can toggle it on and off, I am way less likely to think something is "broken" just because I've forgotten a preference.

So I wish Adobe would put more of those preferences on the Options bar. They gave us the narrow bar option, and that leaves plenty of room even with my laptop. If they'd do what others do and put all those align and distribute icons into a simple drop down with the icons, they'd even have a ton of room left over when the Move tool is active.

I want more prefs, not less, but having more of them in my workspace is better than having to hunt for them. I think the majority of users don't even look at their preferences, so it should be obvious by now that's a terrific backup, but more exposure for the ones we commonly need in a context-sensitive setting like the Options bar or even the Properties panel would be even better.

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9.6K Points

Following you I suggest something close to Properties panel like Preferences panel that we can customize to our needs to keep there only those preferences we're not sure / aware how they got set, or we often change (that would be too inconvinient to do that fastly by regular Preferences where we have to look for certain ones amongst all of them).

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172 Points

2 years ago

This new "feature" is completly stupid, if you change this kind of things, do it well. If you transform a vector layer it's still the default behavior, so when you're on the new keyboard shortcuts, you have to know if it's a pixelised layer, you don't hold shift to get proportional transform, and if you're on a vector, you have to hold shift... It drove me totally crasy. Not to mention that in all other Adobe apps, it's still holding shift that is the dafault behavior (illustrator, indesign, etc.) Thanks for the tip with PSUserconfig file, it worked nicely, and I'm back to mental sanity

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9.6K Points

Look at there are differences also between transformation of Smart Objects, Text Objects and also Path Objects. And you have good point. When we switch to someone's computer the only reseting preferences wouldn't be enough. Normally that is some shortcuts are popular so we could handle Photoshop with that we met, but when within one program there are 2 kinds of methods to do the same for similar actions you feel like sitting to car you knew how to drive is like you are in airplane that is new vechicle for you, you have to learn how to make if fly.

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318 Points

2 years ago

I completely agree with the ones who want the possibility to switch back to the previous defaults for proportional / non-proportional transform.
Also the new "feature" auto-commit should have the option to switch back to the previous version: if I am transforming a selection with narrow opaque areas, if I click on it in order to drag it on the canvas, it’s very likely to click on a transparent pixel and to accidentally commit the transformation.
It can be a problem if it was an unfinished complex transformation, as I need to undo it and to start again.

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9.6K Points

Another great find - 'opaque areas' during rotation that makes it harder to use now than in previous releases. Forgive Adobe their beta testers went to vacation, all at the same time !

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4.9K Points

2 years ago

I agree, this is pure stupidity. Especially when the whole change is added so poorly. You never know which kind of layers does what. Select multiple layers, how will it scale?, vectors, smart objects, fonts, its impossible to get used to how anything behaves. And the amazing thing also is that it change only to a few types of layers, and ONLY in Photoshop. It's either all in or nothing for such a change...I mean who comes up with these ideas? And this was one of the marque features presented at Max 2018. Its not a feature! its just a Keyboard shortcut change for crying out loud, forced upon users! And one single Official response here, which ignores all kinds of arguments laid out and just explains it as new feature, end of discussion...wow...

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9.6K Points

Why to release new Photoshop if there is almost no new Photoshop inside? Because people are stupid and they think if something is fresh it's something special so they have to get it!

Adobe killed themselves with this different objects transformation feature. You said something important. If we want to transofrm multiple (different) objects at once how we know should we hold 'shift' or not? Loll the most funniest comedy I was 'watching' ever!

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3.4K Points

What is funny are people defending this SHIFT change. We used shift for decades and no one said anything. They change it and suddenly "my finger hurts from pressing shift" I am waiting to see what happens when they change the space bar for the hand tool.

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172 Points

If you like comedy (well more of drama), you will like this thread about After Effects : https://adobe-video.uservoice.com/forums/911311-after-effects/suggestions/33836305-full-program-mult... Adobe doesn't care anymore about pro users. The important thing for them is to drag a lot of newbies with one click/no skills features. So when it comes to important things like multi-threaded video editing apps for their already paying users, they really doesn't care...

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9.6K Points

I don't have time for new series, but thank you for recommendation. I see super heroes of the same universe can not any way beat Adobe - that is lately bad character as well - in their parrarel world ;)

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3.2K Points

2 years ago

Recall the preview in the former open dialogue. Ultimately, adobe blamed Microsoft, and yet left the preview in other applications. Now of course, they show a whole screen full of files in previously opened documents. Adobe his grown on the backs of its oil users, and simply doesn’t care.

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3.4K Points

2 years ago

You also cannot drag a guide from the ruler while in transform. It will confirm the transformation. 


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1.1K Points

Yes. I discovered this the first time I used the new completely fucked up Free Transform. Does no one at Adobe every pull a guide in the middle of using FT? This new, improved version of FT is completely and utterly unusable for me. What an insult to long time users - 24 years in this case.

Adobe Administrator

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291.4K Points

Please see: https://feedback.photoshop.com/photoshop_family/topics/create-ruler-guides-while-transforming-a-laye... Add your +1/vote on that thread. The workaround is to hold down a modifier.

Sr. Product Manager, Adobe Digital Imaging

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9.6K Points

This is terrible, each day I'm visiting this theard I'm finding new bugs about this changed feature!

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9.6K Points

Even if you were user for 48 years while Photoshop existed 24 that wouldn't be still enough ;)

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9.6K Points

Is it normal we have to vote not for new ideas but old ones they were previously realised?

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1.1K Points

The workaround is to hold down a MODIFIER? Are you effing kidding me. What modifier? Y'all have broken the cardinal rule of all software development - Don't fuck up that which isn't fucked up already. And don't reverse long time norms just for the sake of fucking change. There's nothing in here that actually improves the Photoshop experience. And, of course, this whole thing has infected the Crop Tool as well, even when you have the Legacy option checked. Unbelievable. I knew this would be the inevitable result of a mandatory subscription. Now I need a mandatory prescription - for something that will just kill the pain of the utter stupidity that is Adobe's management. Honesty, I thought you got rid of the worst product manager in your history, y'all know - the one who advocated converting your entire library to jpegs to save disk space, but you've replaced him with someone far worse. 

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9.6K Points

this whole thing has infected the Crop Tool as well

I think I need to write down everything you users find that doesn't work because of this one change. I simply can't remember everything to list it at once.

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3.4K Points

I can't stand the crop tool now. Never needed grid lines, never needed to dim the background. I use marquis and have a crop command now. By the way, SHIFT constrains the marquis. How about that? LOL

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1.1K Points

Now that we seem to have a "fix" for this ridiculousness Adobe has foisted upon us, maybe we can move on and actually get work done. Everyone who's still  complaining I urge you to do the PSUserConfig.txt fix listed below and move on. It fixes the crop tool too. Bonus. What I have NOT seen is any official acknowledgement on Adobe's part that they royally screwed this up. The ONLY thing I've seen from our esteemed product manager is to use a modifier key when pulling guides mid transform. If  I were in charge of the Ps division, whoever was responsible for this mess would have been gone yesterday. But if I were in charge, it never would have happened. 

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2K Points

I was so confident that Adobe would not ever make a change like this that I developed a method of creating a shadow if a layer like a person that could be quickly adjusted and placed anywhere you wanted. It is fast and beautiful.
I paid over $400.00 to have it made into a Photoshop Script.
It is dependent on being able to move the center point to an appropriate pivot position and use the top-center of the DISTORT box to move it where you want it.
At the time, I didn't make it for sale. I did give it to a few people and now, if I want to sell it or give it away, I need 2 sets of instructions so people that want to use with the new version of Photoshop. Even that would be OK if there had been a good reason for the change.

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9.6K Points

Kind a good solution, just do the job with 'PSUserConfig.txt fix' and move on. Probelm is is we will be silent one day they even won't give alternative. But I agree with everything else in your post.

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9.6K Points

I paid over $400.00 to have it made into a Photoshop Script.
Photoshop develeopers make their scripts for all releses starting by CS6 EXTENDED. Why if there is subscription letting us upgrade to newest release, so not like in Creative Suite times everyone got different Photoshop still? Because people don't want to have latest 'FREE' version as there is not only new stuff but often old removed or changed the way they don't like anymore.

We talk here of too small amount of money. I assume milion dollars were involved into new Ps that it could look the way as it is now. So why inconvenient for users? Probably because Macintosh paid Adobe huge sum to favour their own devices. It will make high sale of Apple products becuase their iPads(?) will be recognised as best to work with Photoshop.

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2K 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/

This was posted by an MVP, but I can’t find the original post.

It works!

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1.6K Points

Thanks for sharing this Dennis. I have not done this yet,as cc2019 is so full of other bugs on my iMac that I had to return to using 2018...but I definitely will use this when Adobe gets some of the bugs worked out.

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1.1K Points

THANKS for reminding me of ANOTHER nuisance. 

I can't hide that stupid grid without hiding guides.

Best I can do is view the grid lines as dots to make them less distracting, but better if we can simply hide the damn grids by default.

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9.6K Points

Actually there are five posts in this theard about PSUserConfig.txt, and five more links to Adobe changes. But never too many when this discussion is still growing and new comers can't read it from beginning.

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1.6K Points

2 years ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Photoshop cc 2019 buggiest version ever.

I have never had a reason to complain about Photoshop but Im wishing I would have kept my 2018 version until  the bugs are worked out. The new command T transform options are not working as advertised, the image size options don't work half of the time, the save options don't work half of the time...as a matter of fact, almost every feature just is not working correctly. One feature or another is freezing up or not working in the middle of every project and is forcing me to restart the application.I honestly don't like the way the updated transform tool works and would like an option to return the tool to its previous form as well. 

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35K Points

<<Im wishing I would have kept my 2018 version until  the bugs are worked out. >>

You don't have to stick with 2019 if you don't want to. If you uninistalled 2018, open the ACC app, click on the down pointing arrow beside Open, choose Manage, then choose to install 2018. You don't even have to uninstall 2019 to do that. You can have both installed, with 2019 waiting for updates that match your needs.

I always keep the last version installed until I'm satisfied I won't have to return to it to run extensions, plug-ins, workaround bugs, etc.

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1.6K Points

Thank you Cristen...I normally keep old versions as well, but never had such trouble with an updated version of Photoshop. I wont make that mistake again!

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1.1K Points

Maybe the ONLY thing they got right is that now the upgrade install does not wipe your old versions by default, so unless you uninstalled it, the 2018 version should still be there. This is a huge deal. Can't tell you how many of my clients didn't realize they deleted not only their previous versions but also all of their third party plugins too. The second thing they got right - finally - is that all my previous settings, preferences, F-Key shortcuts - they all came over. This has never happened in the past. But back on 2018 until they get their act together. 

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35K Points

Yes, the ACC app finally stopped deleting old versions by default. Notice they still didn't remove that "Advanced" section and expose the 2 choices you have under Advanced. Plenty of room to there to stop hiding them. The users who are least likely to be aware of what Advanced is for and think the "default" is as much as they need, are the very ones who need these options exposed the most. I don't know what they think hiding them under Advanced does for anyone.

But finally they learned how destructive it was for unwary users to uninstall by default.

But they hid access to previous versions under "Manage" because "older versions" or "previous versions" or something obvious like that was too confusing or something?  <sigh>

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400 Points

MeToo

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106 Points

Grateful for the solution but that's two hours of my life I can't get back  :-(

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106 Points

Grateful for the solution but that two hours of my life I can't get back.  :-(

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122 Points

I back installed to 2018 because of this. I'm curious who is making these requests that is changing features that are muscle memory for power users who've been using Photoshop for 20 plus years with no obvious way to revert the function.

I saw the PSUserConfig.txt file work-around, but I hope, at a minimum, Adobe adds to their preference file a way to undo the "updates" they've made. 

So disappointed. 

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9.6K Points

And after so many complaints we still don't know what they plan to do about it!

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1.1K Points

My guess is that the "who" that is requesting these, uh, "refinements" is either Adobe themselves.

It has been suggested that this is to make interface consistent across platforms with iPads, iPhones etc, which lack shift keys, but that would leave them with no way to do unconstrained resizing, so if true, it's an even-dumber move.

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100 Points

By the way, after three weeks of use, auto-select text is also a big pain in the workflow... So here it is, I'm back to 2018. Can't stand this version that drives me mad... And I don't talk about graphic issues... Check those dumb issues... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qTILAITOEC4

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35K Points

I looked at the video and duplicated his file (or think I did). It wasn't easy to see what I might have been doing that he wasn't, but I was unable to get it to replicate like that with everything I tried. It looked like he was just using zoom and pan. Cool "feature," if somewhat awkward in real life use.

I was thinking for a moment I was seeing Illustrator's ability to draw replicating versions of a geometric shape when you hold down the option/alt key as you drag it out.<G> So I was kinda hoping I could make it happen too.  '-}  On a Mac with High Sierra.

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2.8K Points

I am not using Free Transform anymore. I am only using the crop tool now because I can still use shift and it also gives me the grid, which is something I like to see when I transform something. 

I hope they put it back, because this was really unnecessary. 

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638 Points

It was too much for me, I downgraded PhotoShop, Illustrator and InDesign. I have felt through all of this is that no one cares. So I have no more loyalty and will be keeping my eyes open for an alternative that can reduce my monthly cost because after 20 years+ of Adobe products switching products will as hard as learning the new update.

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1.6K Points

I agree Kenton. I no longer feel any loyalty towards Adobe. It’s obvious that they don’t care about their customers and I will be watching for alternatives as well.

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2K Points

Like many, I have been a loyal Adobe user since Photoshop 2.
I believe I owned every Suite and every upgrade.
I presently have the "full-blown" Creative Cloud".
This last round of changes, the obvious silence on the part of Adobe,  the number of complaints and a new product on the market makes me look long and hard at "Why Stay With Adobe"?
Affinity Photo and other products they make, look better every day. Affinity Photo is the first product and maybe the only product to be a real Photoshop look-a-like!
While much of the interface looks like Photoshop, it does have a learning curve. I am going through that now. 
I've also asked my Daughter who is an Art Director to take a look. She says, for a big company like hers, such a change is difficult but not impossible.

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638 Points

I've run a number of art departments myself, I can't even imagine making that change in a company or agency, it would be really difficult. Adobe knows this.

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2K Points

Both Kodak and Sears thought they were invincible and that they would never be left behind.

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1.4K Points

Is there also a script to deactivate that always interfering Auto-commit of transforms by clicking in the canvas? This is even more annoying for me than the completely messed up integration of propoprtionals transform!

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35K Points

I'm a trained monkey. Every time I transform and want to rotate, too, I click in the wrong place, hit Cmd-T again, and try to be more careful. I'd complain, but I have been doing that since they ruined text for me by making click to commit, so I just sigh, sigh, sigh and repeat the process while trying hard not to be so aggravated over and over and over.

I'd go along with Auto-commit for text and transform if it only worked when you clicked on the interface, not the document. And it's not impossible to do. There's code that knows you've clicked on the interface, not on your image. Then it would be more convenient, instead of a major inconvenience.

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3.4K Points

What I find scary, is that there is no guarantee about Affinity. Once you start going deep and try to speed up workflow. Who knows what could happen?

If I am annoyed about this transform thing, certainly learning a entire new program is going to have it's curves. How effective can you be with brand new software? Can you trust it's technically efficient?

This was the worse mistake Adobe had made, ever. But they have a relatively decent track record. I think they have their tail between the legs on this one, and eventually they will revert back. I hope.

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4.1K Points

@Cristen Gillespie
Heres what I am not getting... is it that important to use v20 that you need to put up with all the aggravation?
As soon as v20 aggravated me I dumped it.

I know sweat shops in India who do retouching still using pirated copies of CS6 and do darn good work... why would anyone need to put up with Adobe's insults to its long time users in favour of some old Kelby fogies and a ton of broke school kids on iPads.

Adobe is heading down the wrong road by pissing us off with bad software and they will find out much sooner than later.

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1.1K Points

For the near term or even the mid term, using older versions is fine. I mean, really, what are the real, useful differences between CC2018 and CC2019. Precious few of any consequence as far as I can tell, and some of the ones they really touted might work well on a web sized demo but are completely worthless on real world hi-res imagery. And there appears to be one more crappy bug I've run into now. The toggle on/off check in the Curves dialog simply does nothing at all now, at least when using an Fkey action to bring that dialog up, which also brings up the old old, much more desirable (IME) curves interface. You can still toggle the entire Adj Layer on and off but it ain't working right over here. 

The longer Adobe goes without saying a thing, the worse it looks for them. But they've already got our money and that's all that really counts in the end. 

 Maybe this was their long term plan all along. Force everyone into a mandatory monthly payment, choke the life out of the program, then laugh all the way to the bank. 

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1.6K Points

Thank you TangCanada! I’m in total agreement. I dumped v20 almost right away...not just because of the problem with the free transform tool and the horrible auto commit and type tool fiasco... but also due to the endless bugs it has. I honestly have to wonder why we would continue paying for a subscription when we can use pirated Adobe software that actually works ourselves.

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7.2K Points

Please be careful not to encourage illegal activity on an official Adobe forum.

// Warren Heaton, ACP/UGM/AEL

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1.6K Points

I don’t encourage pirated software and wouldn’t use it myself. The point I am trying to make, however, is that if Adobe doesn’t care about their professional customers,why stay loyal to them? They won’t even provide us with a proper page to report bugs, but rather put up this blog for us to have a bitch-fest. I ended up on this blog under this subject simply because I wanted to report buggy behavior on the new v20, and had my comment merged tothis topic even though the “free” transform tool was a minor part of the subject.

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400 Points

I just updated to 20.0.2.  Many bugs squashed.  But...

-Option to use legacy transform behavior is still not provided. 

-The 'Maintain Aspect Ratio' button in the transform toolbar is still ineffectual. 

-The work around .txt file fix is still working. phew

-The Ctrl + Corner drag transform is fixed. yay

-Auto commit is improved by touching outside the doc area only.

I can live with this free transform.  But there is still another bug with layer thumbnails turning black.  So I will revert to CC2018.

Better, but please keep trying adobe.

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2.8K Points

The Free Transform is still constrained and there is no option in the bar to set it back to unconstrained.

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2.2K Points

For the life of me I don’t understand why Adobe didn’t just keep the constrain tick box but make it on by default. It’s all so stupid.

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12.3K Points

A fix for the bug 'Maintain Aspect Ratio constrain link in tool bar' did not make it into the 20.0.2 update

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2K Points

I can't reproduce this problem in 20.0.2. I uninstalled 20.0.1 and reinstalled. Now, when I run Distort, it works as it should. What is missing with this update? 

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2K Points

Well, I spoke too soon! And now I'm so confused! When I use Distort, it works right. When I use Transform, it is still the same old problem.
Today, I think that just about the time it looks like Adobe is getting their head on straight again, their head falls off!
By the way, when you look at the long list of fixes an update like this addresses, you have got to wonder why. 
Our engineers would tell us that they can put a product on the market with at least 80% of the problems solved. The other 20% of the problems had to be identified by the end user.
Many time we had to delay a release in order to reach that goal.

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I keep trying to use the ruler and ruin my transforms. There are a lot of weird behaviors introduced with this transform.

I sound like an old man yelling at the clouds, but I can't help to feel that this new iPad, phone generation is just too lazy to hit shift. If I'm hiring, I would ask how you feel about the new transform and judge you by it.

If you do not yell at me about it, you are not getting hired.

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Mark, I HATE IT, can you hire me? I’m only half kidding...

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If you came to the interview and that was the 1st thing you said, You're hired!

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I’ve been using PS since 1998, and this is literally the first time something changed within the interface that really messed up my workflow. I never once expected anyone at Adobe to screw with the Free Transform.

I would come, but I’m in Florida! There’s always Skype though.

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3.4K Points

You can use email, but make sure to use SHIFT to type in lower caps.

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138 Points

Mark Payne - Winning comment!

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Hi,
I noticed there is an update for photoshop, however, when I click the "What's New" link it takes me to this page: https://www.adobe.com/products/photoshop/features.html?mv=product&mv2=accc#!
which doesn't seem to have been updated since 2018!
So, how do I know what precisely was updated?

Thank you.

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Hi Alexandra, you can find what issues were addressed here:

https://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop/kb/fixed-issues.html

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Thank you Rosa. I don't see anything on Free Transform yet, so I don't think I'll update. However, should I update it just because others have experienced these issues? I haven't. TIA

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I've been using PS 2018 alongside PS 2019 but I've kept 2019 updated and since the 20.0.3, I must admit that there have been no other performance issues for me, other than the bothersome Free Transform/Constrain Link issue. I sometimes forget how the tool has changed but other than that all seems to be fine :)

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Ohh ok. I only use CC19 for the new Content Aware now. Thank you, I updated it just so it's updated. 

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@ Jeffrey Tranberry !
You promised a solution that works for everybody ! Now it's March! Whats going on ?

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yeah c'mon, we are all hoping for a solution. please Adobe!

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Adobe had a reason to make a change. They still have that reason, so going "back" isn't likely to happen. Creating a new feature that offers the choice and flexibility we asked for in the first place is more likely what's going to happen, and creating a new feature without breaking half the rest of the program is obviously not something that gets done overnight.

Jeffrey promised they're working on it, so as annoying as this is (primarily for me it's moving between apps and having it all change again AND the click to commit),  we need to have some patience. We don't want to be just as angry if they release it so a) not everyone can feel taken care of and b) we  find a lot of critical features broken as a result.

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They practically added this "feature" overnight, so why so hard to revert it?

Why even drop in a feature like this, if it could break half the span of a 2 decade software program? 

I'd like to think they would have considered it for much longer.

I have no space for any excuses for them. I'd be fired on the spot if I ever did something like this. Anyways, the only choice available is to be patience, or use an older version.

In the meantime, I will use this space to occasionally vent.

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I dont care if they change something really — but I agree and think that what most people are asking for is a simple way to choose — perhaps a setting in Preferences, duh — that would allow us to choose the legacy behavior of using the SHIFT key or not.

What I cant support is them telling us that there is a sh&tty workaround — we have to fire up a text editor and write a config file and move it to a location deep within the system folder hierarchy? Seriously, now I am editing software? That is what I pay them for!

If they simply put it as a checkbox in Preferences in the next release this entire conversation would be over.

— 
BTW who is Jeffery? Why should we believe him?

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Jeffrey is a salaried employee of Adobe, with pension and benefits paid with our subscriptions... where do you think his loyalty lies?
Why would he stick his neck out for us and jeopardise his pension?

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If it takes jeffrey two hrs to do something that used to take 20 mins hes on salary, whats not done today will do tomorrow but the salary is the same.

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616 Points

I just hit them all up on Twitter. Terry just pointed to that stupid config file workaround which I refuse to do. 

Let's see what the others say.

The more of us reach them on Twitter, Reddit, Instagram, anywhere on social media but in this echo chamber then maybe they will start to feel the heat.

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I just feel this forum is pretty useless. They put us in here to silence us.

They arent reading this.

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Hell - It was at least a couple of months ago that ol' Jeff came on here and announced to the world that a fix was right around the corner and we would all be ecstatic over it. Pretty long corner I guess. What a waste. I did, however get an email from someone at Adobe wanting my opinions about the current version of Photoshop. I filled out the questionnaire he sent and when I came to the section that asked if they could call me, I said by all means, "I dare you to call me." Crickets so far. 

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"I just hit them all up on Twitter. Terry just pointed to that stupid config file workaround which I refuse to do. "

That's just stupid. You've got a fix that takes two minutes to execute. And it not only fixes FT, it also fixes Crop, which uses a lot of the same sort of math. What kind of principle are you standing on? I mean, to have a fix that works and refuse to use it while waiting for an official fix that may never come. Suit yourself.

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"I just hit them all up on Twitter. Terry just pointed to that stupid config file workaround which I refuse to do. "

"That's just stupid. You've got a fix that takes two minutes to execute."

Um, no...Not really. We don't get PAID by Adobe to edit their software mistakes. We get charged $52.99 to use the programs every month rain or shine, so this is not our responsibility, it is theirs

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A fix right around the corner.

Unfortunately Jeff's car had an update. They swapped his steering to go right instead of left, so he turned the wrong way.

So, give him time to get used to the new behavior.

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616 Points

If a change doesnt come around soon I will be forced to finally update to the latest version of Photoshop. I am still using the 2018 version that behaves correctly.

My question I guess is if i update and then do the UserConfig hack will that work with all future releases? Or will I have to continue to modify my config files with each update?

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I, too, have been using Photoshop forever, and the legacy behavior is etched into my brain. The change has been driving me crazy :) I've reverted back to version 19.1.7 for now, but hoping future releases will be corrected back.

I called Adobe Customer Support and logged this complaint. The first rep offered me 15-day credit on my subscription. They then passed me through to the User Support to explain how the tool works (ha!) and I again logged the complaint. They offered a 2-month credit on my subscription. Perhaps if enough users ask for refunds as well as log complaints, Adobe will change PS Constrain Transform back to legacy behavior. 

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132 Points

I may call today myself. This is ridiculous. I’ve just stumbled across several more bugs in the latest 2019. So with a combination of bugs and intentional “fixes”, 2019 is almost unusable. I’ve reinstalled 2018 for the time being, hoping there will be a raft of changes coming from Adobe.

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2 years ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled "Photoshop CC 2019: Transform/Resize is constrained by default - Want ability to ....

Photoshop CC 2019: Transform/Resize is constrained by default - Want ability to go back to legacy behavior...I'm glad to see that I am not the only person to think this is "stupid and ridiculous" Adobe, please give us the option to return to Legacy behavior.

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112 Points

2 years ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Free Transform not working correctly in Photoshop CC 20.0.0.

Free Transform in Photoshop is not working properly in Photoshop CC 20.0.0, which just updated in CC app this morning on my system. I have a large image, I have a smaller "new" image template in another Tab. I Copy the larger image and Paste Into the smaller image template, Select Free Transform, Shift and grab an edge, manipulate and voila, the image is resized into my smaller template and the aspect ratio is preserved. Easy, simple, been doing it for years. Now, all of sudden in Photoshop CC 20.0.0., the aspect radio is NOT preserved, and the image is squished... I just hope this a bug...

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2 years ago

The way to keep constrain ratio is to NOT hold shift. 


Here is how to revert back to old way of transforming objects:
  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/

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The version of Text Edit I'm using in High Sierra, 1.13, will NOT save a simple .txt text file. You can easily do this in Word, set your margins to zero, save it and put in the appropriate folder. This not only fixed Free Transform but it also fixed the Crop Tool. How hard would it have been for Adobe to put a check box in the Option Bar which toggled this tiny text file on or off. Definitely pass this on to your friends and co-workers and pretty much anyone you care about

And as for Jeffrey deleting my earlier post due to language, all I can say is for his company to not so screw up the product that is so p&ss#s us off that that is the only way we can tell then how frustrated we are and how freaking lame they are. Do they even get it?

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I wouldn't say that is hard to make that checkbox in Options Bar (while they did much harder stuff!), so I feel like we don't have to do with big company but someone pretending to be seen so.

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After further testing this little operation also seems to have fixed that absolutely stupid and idiotic behavior of committing your transform simply by dragging a guide in mid process. This is huge. It fixes almost everything that was wrong. Of course, I've just scratched the surface so who knows what will pop up. 

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2 years ago

I prefer the legacy function. It's more in line with how other apps behave.