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140 Points

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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160 Points

7 years ago

Check your paths window, if there's a active path 1 or anything hung up there then Photoshop CC thinks your attempt to transform that path instead of the layer you're actually working on.

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62 Points

This is what worked for me. Went into the paths window and deleted the path and all was right with the universe.

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70 Points

Thanks to everyone for your help.

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60 Points

this worked for me, thx!

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94 Points

this was the issue, thanks!

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66 Points

Worked for me as well. Thanks!

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62 Points

Worked! Thanks!!!

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62 Points

life saver you are ! 

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60 Points

7 years ago

I found the solution here:
http://www.photoshopforums.com/creati...

good luck

4 Messages

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130 Points

6 years ago

SOLUTION:

1.
Select all the Layers.

2.
Right-click on Layers and select Duplicate. Use a New Document in the drop down.

3.
Double-check the layer(s) can now be transformed. BOOM, done.

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70 Points

6 years ago

Like mentioned above, just click on the PATHS tab, where the LAYERS window is, and most likely there will be a path of some sort there. Just make sure you deselect it and everything should be okay. No need to copy or duplicate your file. Its not a bug!

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60 Points

6 years ago

What helped me is creating just a random separate layer and trying to transform it. Afterwards other layers also became free to transform.

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60 Points

6 years ago

I had this same problem last week..and couldn't find n answer besides the duplication of layers...but ironically the same "Could not transform the path because the selected portion of the path does not enclose any pixels." happened to me again today, luckily I was working on a white background when I noticed the error came from a pen tool. Looks like I had just placed a point without finishing the pen tool selection...so SOLUTION: just click the PEN Tool and find the point(dots) and remove it then hopefully that works..worked for me rather than the whole duplication layer.. Good Luck

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60 Points

6 years ago

I have a similar problem, and I find it hard to believe that this is not a bug. In PS 2014 (Dell PC 64 bit, Windows 7), I often create a shape (a shape, not a path) with the pen tool. Once the shape is closed, I use Transform, Warp to modify it. When done, I click on the selection tool and am asked if I want to apply the transformation. I answer yes. So far, so good. But now, without moving off the current layer containing the shape I just warped, I try to do some fine-tuning to the warp. I try to repeat the warping operation. I choose Transform => Warp again. But this time, I am told the selected portion of the path does not enclose any pixels. Really? Because if I repeat the exact same procedure ONE MORE TIME, (staying on the same layer and choosing Transfer, Warp, I can indeed continue warping. In other words, after the initial transformation, without changing layers, I must first read the “no pixel selected” message before making another successful attempt. This sounds like a bug!

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2.7K Points

6 years ago

Hi Richard,

I am unable to reproduce this issue using the steps you've provided. Do you get the error message every (first) time you attempt to fine tune the warp? If not, is there something that seems to trigger it -- number of anchor points, type of anchor points, presence of other layers in the document, etc.?

If you have a video that demonstrates the issue, that would also help me track it down.

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60 Points

3 years ago

This might be late and already solved but i don't see the solution, so i will post what worked for me. Go to Edit,keyboard shortcuts,selection,transform selection,type in the usual shortcut cntrl T (the button,don't type cntrl) you will get the message that this shortcut already exists, ignore this and go to menu on top right and choose Accept. You will now notice that the shortcut actually is listed now as before no menu item was listed. I believe the shortcut was/is broken and you have to rebuild it.

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60 Points

3 years ago

Go to the path tab and Delete the path then it will work

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60 Points

3 years ago

Question:  I want to be able to warp path to match previously warped layer, using transform path again feature

when I warp a layer then go to transform path again, the again is greyed out in the menu, I only have path selected  in pallet not the layer I just warped layer.  free transforming layer allows the transform path again feature to work fine.