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3.2K Points

Mon, Oct 15, 2018 6:10 PM

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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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78 Messages

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2K Points

2 years ago

Look at how many years Eastman Kodak maintained industry dominance and an arrogant, holier than thou attitude before the failed!
Sounds like Adobe doesn't it?  

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452 Points

2 years ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Resize proportions are always locked since last update!.

When resizing any kind of layer, the proportions are locked. When I click the lock icon to unlock it it doesn't work. It remains locked. I'm unable to resize layers freely. I've been using Photoshop for over 10 years and never had this issue before. It's been happening since the last update. I'm using Windows and I have the same issue on 2 different computers.

By the way, when creating vector shapes and changing the feather, Photoshop sometimes crashes. This one has been going on for years. 

91 Messages

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2.1K Points

2 years ago

This is ridiculous. What are you doing Adobe? So now in some programs I hold shift, like I've done for 10 years, but in Photoshop it's no longer the default behavior? How does inconsistency between keyboard commands from one application to another equal an improvement. Shift to constrain should be the default. Was someone actually complaining about this? So now I have to train my hand and mind to hold shift in other applications but not Photoshop? Please give us an option to revert to legacy.

60 Messages

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2.2K Points

I'm tired of the inconstancies as well. Where possible, every app in the suite should work the same way: transformations, managing links, creating/managing colours, creating/editing text, creating/managing layers, the list goes on. This was the promise of the original CS Suite (it was one of the key selling points) and while some things have improved, there are many jaw-dropping omissions. 
Either nobody at Adobe uses multiple apps on a daily basis, or people tasked with managing consistency across the apps have no real power.

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35K Points

I think they're just avoiding the confrontation. <G> Should it be Cmd-D for deselect, or Cmd-Shift-A? Who gets to be top dog?

I say who cares who wins the shortcut argument— IF they'd just make sure that we had more options for creating keyboard shortcuts, AND they made sure darn virtually everything in each and every app was wired for custom kbsc. (Have you even seen how extremely limiting Illustrator is for creating kbsc? The rest don't earn any prizes, either, although AE and PP have gone a lot further towards making it easier to assign kbsc.) I'm including the holdouts like LR, Bridge, and CR—their kbsc are from another planet.

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236 Points

2 years ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Change in scaling tool worst decision ever.

Title says it all. Is Photoshop a tool for professionals or for the average Joe who wants to crop a holiday picture? Please pick a side because these kind of decisions piss me off.

Cheers.

24 Messages

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1.1K Points

same here.

68 Messages

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2.2K Points

Same here!!!

60 Messages

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2.2K Points

Yep.

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184 Points

2 years ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled PS 2019 "scale" tool is broken.

Hi guys, the "scale" tool is broken on the new version of PS. The height and width scale together, even when the link icon is unchecked. Please fix! : )

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1.1K Points

Probably best to read the entire thread. There are solutions posted that work, or stick with CC2018. Not much really changed and certainly no "must have" new features. 

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2.2K Points

2 years ago

And would it be possible to stop advertising new features and displaying new file windows we've previously turned off? This is professional suite of applications used to create advertising, it's not an advertising opportunity - see attached.
Also, the uninvited Apple-style upgrade dialogue is 'pulling-teeth' painful in OSX/iOS, don't make it the new norm.






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92 Points

2 years ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Dislike two things in the new PS 2019. Text and the Transform tool..

The text tool opens text box with text aligned to the left. Now I have to waste time changing it all the time. And it defaults to a size I don't use and more time is wasted correcting that.

When using the transform tool it will free transform. but now it keeps proportion, In the past one had to keep the shift key down for maintaining proportion, now it free transforms when holding the shift key down. Please dont change the way these tools function.

631 Messages

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9.6K Points

Deon Harris presented 2 problems, where the second was about Transformation so why that has been decided to merge his topic to this one. What about first problem he mentioned that is not related to this theard? Shouldn't you leave his topic untouched?

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1.1K Points

Text in Photoshop is a joke in the first place.

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53K Points

Howdy Deon,

You've switched to the MENA composer and Middle Eastern text layout.  Check out my video on the subject: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=17gM33tB1Hw

The most likely way this happened, in case you didn't switch it yourself, is that you opened someone else's doc set this way and created a new type layer.  Because settings in PS are sticky, that new doc would then have the MENA layout.

Thanks,
David

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5K Points

2 years ago

uninstalled cc2019, went back to cc2018. waiting for updates:(

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1.6K Points

2 years ago

As did I. There seems to be no other choice.

631 Messages

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9.6K Points

You mean that what laden m said? Hard to not vote for that ;)

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396 Points

2 years ago

Yup, I finally rolled back to 2018. Photoshop, InDesign, Bridge...all 2019 is crap. And then there's that Adobe Blue Pimple in Acrobat DC that they call "Share"... Adobe needs a dermatologist, stat.

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1.1K Points

Did any of you guys who went back to CC2018 actually try the fix that's been posted here multiple times? It really does work and fixes not only FT, but Crop as well. Who knows if Adobe will ever admit they screwed up and fix this, and at a certain point, older versions will just not work on newer OS's.

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I reverted to 2018 

I would be happy to try the fix AFTER it is integrated into 2019 and the otehr bugs are fixed and when 2019 vis actually ready for release.

Which i assume will probably be some time in 2020.

631 Messages

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9.6K Points

Sign up for Ps special  'optimistic' edition on the dedicated subpage of imagination community ;)

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1.1K Points

The only reason I loaded PS 2019 in the first place was on Adobe's advice to fix a glitch. Instead of fixing the glitch, it just made things worse by disrupting my workflow and creating "version" issues between two concurrent versions.

They ended up remotely fixing a corrupt prefs file, then after remotely deleting the 2019 train-wreck, had to tweak my iMac so I could open and edit recent files in 2018.

Bad experience across-the-board, made me miss a deadline with the Robinson helicopters project. Thanks in part to CC 2019, I've probably lost that client.

78 Messages

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2K Points

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!

   

131 Messages

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3.4K Points

I suggest try this in cc2019. It takes all of 4 minutes, and you will forget all about it. 

However, the guide thing in transform, if you use that, it's kinda difficult.

I always have to rotate and have to use guides to align objects. This slows me down a lot. You have to scroll the image so that it's close to the ruler, then drag the ruler in. If you are too far away, that's when rulers don't work.

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464 Points

2 years ago

At first I was annoyed by this feature. As many have reported, we are so very used to holding down the shift key. But I also believe change is important and am trying to embrace this new functionality. In a way, I see the logic — if the assumption is that the most common desire is for a proportional scale, then do that without requiring a modifier key. I do have one concern however, you still need to hold down shift to constrain proportions when making a shape or marquee selection. So now some part of my brain has to do more thinking about whether I am scaling something or drawing a shape or selection! I don't believe there is a perfect solution, but just wanted to share my 2¢.

60 Messages

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2.2K Points

Yes but do it properly: consult, announce, make it consistent (as you point out) and change all apps in the suite.

Inconstancies between apps in the suite are sloppy, widening, unnecessary, avoidable and increasingly frustrating.

631 Messages

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9.6K Points

Perfect solution was provided with each earlier version. Problem is even not that's not consistent, but sometimes they give you no choise, or force you to some new preferences changes to change them back you must use some workaround (if possible).

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222 Points

 I've got the feeling this 'feature' has been implemented so PS is easier to use on an Ipad. But professionals don't work directly on Tablets.

631 Messages

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9.6K Points

I've got feeling they are lazy and don't have what to do with money. So they start stupid projects to show they do anything to fill the gap and keep rest of money safe. Then they fix bugs - so change back that they screwed up to show they work (while their management deserved to be paid!)

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440 Points

2 years ago

I'm with Jesse - I'm game to learn new habits - it slows me down but isn't world shattering. I like that there's now a default proportional scale, however, using shift as the "unconstrain" key is a confusing choice. Should've made it the command or control key instead. AND us "old hands" should have an option of  choosing what key we use to constrain/unconstrain transformations. I hope Adobe will give us an option in the future that allows us to choose the unconstrain key or a check box to go back to legacy transform properties that doesn't require us to write and load scripts.

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66 Points

100% agree: change is inevitable, necessary, and sometimes good. But in a product like this, when you change a core behavior that people rely upon you REALLY need to give an easy way to set the "make it work like before" preference, not force them to create a config file...

631 Messages

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9.6K Points

Experienced company with hundred of million dollars revenue can't take care of something so tiny!

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1.1K Points

They could if they cared, even a little but all they really care about is locking you in to their monthly subscription. And since the employees are so locked into the b.s. of the company line, they will rarely if ever be involved in corporate self-criticism.

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1.1K Points

jfc, just make the text file and drop it in your preferences folder and be done with it. It works. It takes two minutes and you can stop waiting for Adobe to fix something. If they do, great. If they don't, you already have. 

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4.1K Points

So how does this text file address all the other broken stuff in cc2019?

The only way to fix cc2019 is to ignore it even exists and dump that garbage for 2018.

Multiple undos ? big deal, it already exists in 2018.

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144 Points

2 years ago

Please fix this Adobe. It is maddening. It should be optional. You have thousands of designers pulling their hair out because of a reversal of a standard that exists EVERYWHERE and you aren't even consistent in changing it across your applications. Please put it back and make it optional to turn on rather than require knowledge of coding and digging through preference files to figure out how to revert. That is ridiculous.

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222 Points

2 years ago

Inconsistency, inconsistency, inconsistency

* Transform: Illustrator Indesign Photoshop, not the same.
* I wonder. What happens if you transform a pixel shape and a vector shape simultaneously. My brain has to do a lot of extra work while transforming different type of shapes.
* I've got the feeling this 'feature' has been implemented so PS is easier to use on an Ipad. But professionals don't work directly on Tablets.

I've got a complete team of frustrating designers struggeling en getting slowed down in there workflow.

Facepalm...

FIX THIS ALLREADY!

631 Messages

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9.6K Points

Now we know that noone has to admit - they use us to test their products for free.

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2K Points

2 years ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled If I do this will all the related problems also go away?.

If I do this to the 2019 update, will all the other related problems go away?

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/


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9.6K Points

That topic shouldn't be merged to this one, as that was clear information for newcomers who wanted quick answer for new transfomration problem.

That had to stay apart intentionally as searching for the exact solution in topics like this one users would get lost in too long theard, that made them to post the same question again and again.