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Sun, Jan 5, 2014 8:07 PM

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Photoshop CC: Path transformation error

Attempting to transform a path with ether no x or y dimensions - in other words a single vertical or horizontal line - returns the following error message: "Could not transform the path because the selected portion of the path does not enclose any pixels."

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7 years ago

Which product are you using?
Which version?
Which OS version?

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just go to the path and delete path. this will do. 

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7 years ago

Sorry for not being more specific:
Photoshop CC
14.1.2 x64
OSX 10.9.1

Also some strange behavior I noticed after attempting to transform the above mentioned paths. Sometimes many duplicates are generated in place on the same layer so that when I delete a path which I drew only once, there are several more exactly like it remaining.

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7 years ago

I am getting this issue too. Could not transform the path because the selected portion of the path does not enclose any pixels. There are clearly pixels on the layer.

PS CC
OS X 10.9.1

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7 years ago

Do you have the 14.2.1 update? http://adobe.ly/PS-Up-To-Date

Sr. Product Manager, Adobe Digital Imaging

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7 years ago

Updated. But these issues persist.

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7 years ago

Hmm. I can't readily reproduce. Can you post a sample file and video of your steps?

Sr. Product Manager, Adobe Digital Imaging

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7 years ago

How can I do that? This comment thingy strangely doesn't seem to upload PSDs.

I can tell you that you have to attempt to transform the path itself, not the entire layer.

As for the issue of paths randomly copying themselves, I can't consistently reproduce this.

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Dropbox or another sharing service is usually what I recommend.

Sr. Product Manager, Adobe Digital Imaging

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I had the same issue. Save the file and closed Photoshop completely. Reopened the file and the problem was solved.

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Strange. If we can determine the steps to reproduce, we can look into.

Sr. Product Manager, Adobe Digital Imaging

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Hi,
I had the same problem. I made my path on a new layer and the problem was gone!
try it.

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7 years ago

I guess that is if there is a stroke applied to the shape layer. If not, even trying to transform the layer that the path is on will return an error.

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7 years ago

I was having this same problem this evening. (I'm on deadline... no bueno!) Anyway, I drug all my layers into a new psd file and it corrected the issue. I guess my problem was a file corruption of some kind. I was doing changes on an old file that has had many rounds of corrections and is possibly many years old. Hope y'all figured out your fix!

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Thanks. This solution worked for me. Ugh, frustrating!

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I just saved the same file again as a copy and it worked again. Looks like same idea as above without the work of moving layers.

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7 years ago

I also have this issue. All X-Y lines can't be "free transformed". When you draw a skewed line the transform option works.

I've tested it on 4 different Mac devices. 10.8 and 10.6.
Is there a solution?

My workaround for now is to add an angle, rotated and remove the extra line.

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70 Points

7 years ago

I also have this issue. All X-Y lines can't be "free transformed". When you draw a skewed line the transform option works.

I've tested it on 4 different Mac devices. 10.8 and 10.6.
Is there a solution?

My workaround for now is to add an angle, rotated and remove the extra line.

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82 Points

7 years ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
PHOTOSHOP: "could not transform the path because the selected portion of the path does not enclose any pixels" bug.


Whenever I press ctrl + T to transform a layer, it gives the "could not transform the path because the selected portion of the path does not enclose any pixels" statement and doesn't do the action. I don't understand if this is a bug or if there is some solution to this silly problem.

I've restarted Photoshop and tried it on several different layers...

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7 years ago

I think it's a bug. I think I'm going to open a support ticket for this issue.

keep you posted.

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7 years ago

I had this same issue. My work around was to copy the layer to a new image, apply the transformation & copy it back into the original image.

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6 years ago

I'm having the same issue. There are obviously pixels, but I can't transform any of it. If I start a new document, I can transform pixels there. It's as if the PSDs I made are corrupted. I can't copy/paste anything from the layers of those PSDs into a new document either... Very frustrating...

I tried reinstalling PS CC, restarting the computer, but the same problem persists with my 20 psds that I made just the other day...