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332 Points

Wed, Apr 4, 2012 7:56 PM

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Photoshop: Free Transform - ability to set Maintain Aspect Ratio as default

In Photoshop, it would be nice when "free transforming" a layer that the "maintain aspect ratio" lock button would maintain the previous setting, or some other way to set the default mode. I'm frustrated that I have to click it each time I'm resizing a bunch of items individually. Thanks.

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62 Points

4 years ago

Also a graphic artist. PLEASE IMPLEMENT THIS.

I virtually never have to distort images in the context of my job. I virtually always have to maintain aspect ratio. I work with photographs of humans and animals for portraits. I easily waste minutes of my day, every day, every month, every year, checking this box.

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490 Points

4 years ago

Transformation in Photoshop is a bit of a joke:
  • as mentioned in this thread: the transformation settings do not persist. Every. Single. Time. Must. I. Turn. On. Proportional. Scaling.
  • the function is destructive. Having to convert a layer to a Smart Object in order to simply transform it non-destructively is just plain silly and awkward - it breaks the workflow.
  • it forgets about the location of the point of reference. I change the point of reference, apply a bit of rotation. I decide to rotate a bit more, but the point of reference is reset. Sigh.
  • every single time the transformation must be confirmed before switching tools. Again a workflow breaker.
  • multiple selected layers cannot be transformed individually.
I am beginning to wonder why alternatives (PhotoLine, Affinity Photo) do provide such basic functionality, and Photoshop users are left in the cold after 15 years of asking for these simple options.

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90 Points

4 years ago

You're all such Debbie Downers, don't you appreciate that Adobe's been busy bringing you fresh things like the New Document dialogue which is slower than the original one so you can enjoy your Photoshop experience that bit more?

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82 Points

That is tremendously and appropriately and sadly - funny. And the perfect close to this long thread. Oh - did I mention InDesign's many many years' total lack of HSB color editing? The very core of any designer's creation & use of color, in what otherwise is one of the most powerful tools for design out there? Nah, that would be off-topic. (and I love InDesign, and Photoshop - floppy discs since 1.0 and no layers until 2.5)

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102 Points

3 years ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Photoshop: Turn "Maintain Aspect Ratio" Into A Toggle On/Off Button.

Turn "Maintain Aspect Ratio" into a toggle On/Off button because most of the work done with transforming is keeping the same aspect ratio.

Having to press the button for each individual image resize or having to use the shift hold hotkey is inefficient. It would probably take less than an hour to code, and I am sure plenty of people will enjoy the quality of life upgrade.

It would seem like with the amount of resizing people do, this would be a "no-brainer", but apparently I am mistaken.

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362 Points

3 years ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Photoshop - maintain aspect ratio as default please.

Page described the issue perfectly - 5 years ago:
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Page D Oct 3, 2012 8:11 AMIn Photoshop CS6, if using Free Transform to change the size of a newly-made selection, you have to click 'Maintain Aspect Ratio' option every time to maintain the aspect ratio. How annoying is that! Why isn't this 'Maintain Aspect Ratio' option selected by default? Certainly in my case, there are vastly more occasions when I want to maintain the aspect ratio, and so, in my case at least, it would be much more user-friendly to have 'Maintain Aspect Ratio' selected, by default. Or, alternatively, why isn't there an option in Preferences to either have 'Maintain Aspect Ratio' automatically selected, or unselected, by default, leaving the user to toggle from this starting position, if they want? I know you can hold 'Shift' while resizing, but for the vast majority of the time, I would like to maintain aspect ratio and it would be helpful to have either this option selected by default, or have control in Preferences for the default setting.

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1.2K Points

3 years ago

Adobe has the wrong philosophy, not any more customer-oriented... So many old bugs or missing improvements, they could put a programmer to solve all this within 6 months. I get from several forums frustrated feedbacks. I don't see any sense in spending much time on posting new ideas...

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You said exactly the same concept I would love Adobe followed, that I mentioned in other words on this and other forum. All bugs in first instance before releasing new Photoshop (even if that had to take 2 - 3 years), and only then new implementations, while if new bug found then taken care of before anything else again!

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722 Points

2 years ago

Please remove this as the *Default* behavior.
For years, every single user has muscle memory ingrained of using shift for maintaining aspect ratio. If you are going to change that, at least allow for an option to revert it as now it is very frustrating.

Also Please be CONSISTENT:
- If you scale an image, the default behavior is to maintain dimensions (shift to free transform)
If you scale a shape, the default behavior is free transform (shift to maintain dimensions)

How does that make sense? How is that useable and not confusing?
Every. Single. Other. Adobe program uses the old schema of default being to free transform and using shift to maintain dimensions. Why is Photoshop any different?

Please add a way to turn this off!

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9.6K Points

Let's not complain more, or someone who decided that will lose his job ;)

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No employee decided, users voted for the feature and by god it must be implemented, no matter how bad a feature request turns out to be.

Before the creative cloud and user voting, no feature change this ridiculous would have been done. 

How much time and energy did adobe put into this, when real features could have added or bugs fixed.

Only after users started complaining en masse did adobe issue a workaround to return the old default behavior and I do thank adobe for doing that.

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164 Points

Users voted on an idea that was merged into a completely different thing.

The original (as seen in the URL) was to have the lock on in the toolbar ON by default. For example, if I want to shrink several images consistently by 17.45% I have to click the lock every damn time. The original topic had nothing to do with resizing by dragging.

Look at the URL:
photoshop_numeric_free_transform_maintain_aspect_ratio_button

But the title is: 
Free Transform - ability to set Maintain Aspect Ratio as default

:(

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248 Points

Hey, Suzanne Hemphill,

With respect to this...

<<< I don't really agree with the many who think that shift needs to be held down to maintain aspect ratio just because that's what we've always done. >>>>

We're certainly cool to "agree to disagree" on this or any topic. But I think the concern goes beyond the idea that it's "what we've always done." True, we have always done it, and it will be a pain to break the habit, but, to me, that's not the crux of it. See below for more...

<<< I have used PS since version 1 and I believe I can break that habit and feel good about freeing up the finger that holds down the shift key. >>>>

For my money—and, again, this is just for the sake of discussion, not to say you're wrong—I thought holding down Shift was SUCH an easy thing that it kind of tried to "fix" a problem that already had a solution to begin with. I mean, when we type, we hit Shift to get a capital letter in. Adding a modifier key to any task doesn't really slow you down. I am actually shocked that so many people were looking for a way to have it default to being "constrained." I have used Photoshop for 20 years and I don't think I ever once went to the  toolbar to toggle that checkbox on or off regardless of which way I wanted to do it. I was taught to work with my left hand over by the Shift/Command/Option/Control keys, and my right hand on the mouse or trackpad, and just leaning on shift when I dragged was second nature. Maybe others work in other ways.

But, more importantly, here's the bigger thing... even if we were to relearn the muscle memory, the problem is, we'd have conflicting muscle memory because if you use Indesign, Illustrator, other parts of Photoshop, Quark (if you use that), or basically any program remotely related to graphics, you'd still have to use that same Shift thing... so you couldn't really unlearn it, because it's not consistent across the board. It's not even consistent within Photoshop. (And, I do see that you did address the lack of consistency in your own post, too.)

To me, holding Shift to constrain proportions isn't even a "Photoshop Thing." It's a convention across basically all programs. It's a global thing. But...

<<<< But for those that feel strongly about it, the toggle would have been the answer for everyone! >>>>

Right. That would have been a home run, I think, no matter how you like to work. 

I do like that there is a solution with the PSUserConfig.txt thing.

<<< I do agree with the suggestion of the corner dragging being proportional and the sides/tops being non-proportional. That somehow seems logical to me. >>>

The only thing I see here as a problem is that sometimes you need to arbitrarily scale by eye and it would be an extra step to have to first drag up on the top, un-click, and then re-click and drag to the side, and then possibly more steps and back and forth if you realize after seeing the look that you need to revisit the vertical scale again. Having the corners optionally be free transform (without holding Shift) allows you to mess with the vertical and horizontal scaling together in one fell swoop.

I appreciate other perspectives on this, so thanks for sharing!


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400 Points

I can certainly agree with you on the shift key, as I too constantly hover over the Shift/Command/Option/Control keys after 20+ years of PS use.

The main reason I wanted the toggle is because I use the numeric entry for 90% of my scaling. And that's mainly because when using Free Transform, most of the time the numbers reflect that the art is slightly off by .1 or .2% ALWAYS, so that's why I am constantly clicking the "maintain aspect ratio" button. The toggle would save a lot of time for everyone. It was the only request, not changing the basic behavior that is 20+ years old.

I always prefer a home run to a single, don't you? ;-)

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2.2K Points

Exactly this. They could have just fixed the problem with transform options not saving instead of making such a disruptive change.

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9.6K Points

I agree with your answer completely, however it was replied in not subtheard it belongs too ;)

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246 Points

Never ever will I update PS! How is this possible, I can't even find the constrain proportion button... how do I transform now? is there a way to roll back? 

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Hi Dragos,

Sorry for the frustration. Since today people expect that grabbing the corner of a window will transform it to scale, this is now the default. The attempt was to make it more intuitive. So now, constrained transform is simply transform (Cmd or Ctrl T). Now free transform is invoked with the shift key. You can still hold the option key to center.

If you would like to change it back, here are instructions.

Thanks,
Hannah

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Hi Hannah,
it is important to understand the difference between implementing an idea with an overall workflow check – or just changing a small detail without check and without options and without consistence. (I personally still weren't able to update, so I can just read the comments).
From any improvement I expect to have more options (checkboxes for example!) and it must be consistent: Must work for numeric values, smart objects and remember the last state...
I think, you really need to ask experienced users as Beta-testers, to develope and improve.
The inconsistency is not the first time a problem:
For example an Alt-click at the layer panel or channel panel at the "new" icon, when creating new layer or new channel means to open the options. But the same Alt-click at the layer compositions means the opposite and when I click without Alt it then opens the options. To me it's confusing every day. Aand so I wonder if no developer knows the "full" software, it just seems that developers only overlook their own small part without daily using all functions.

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You may also read posts from last few days to get answer even more than once ;)

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It looks like engineers working for Adobe don't test and compare anything, just follow directives without arguing, or maybe each time there are changes Adobe hires new programmers team that can do things as continuation of that someone made originaly. Something is bad-thought as in company I work for such oversights are unacceptable.

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202 Points

At the very least, the workaround text file trick works out well and I can get my work done without having to deal with this big step backwards.

For others that come into this thread, here is the text content of that image so you can copy and paste what has worked for me. Hopefully the formatting will not mess up the text.

TransformProportionalScale 0

PSUserConfig.txt

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402 Points

for SEO purposes - Here is the fix for photoshop scale proportional ratio bug

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656 Points

ABSOLUTELY Patrick.
Please listen ADOBE!

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204 Points

2 years ago

Ugh, I hate this new behavior.  It doesn't seem to be working correctly for me.  Whether that chain icon is clicked or not, it maintains the aspect ratio.  It used to work, with the old Photoshop.  And even if it did work correctly, what a pain.  Make it sticky, please.  

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I use that chain only when I manually enter a value, then scroll with mouse to increase it. So I'd like it was remembered or chosen as option, but not always pressed that each time you transfrom it is already on. It was sufficient to just do what Rocky Bomgaars asked 7 years ago! Really weird they let us wait so long, and when finally it's incorporated it does not work the way 'we' requested it :(

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224 Points

Yes! Make it sticky at least or put an option to select preferred default behavior in the preferences. The way it works now is really stupid and unhelpful. It doesn't make any sense to change a basic feature like this that's been the same for 15 years because brand new users think it should work the way they want it to.

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12.3K Points

Bug. Maintain aspect ratio constrain link on the toolbar does not work in cc 2019.
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 Need to look at this bug also with the constrain link -

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. 

https://feedback.photoshop.com/photoshop_family/topics/constrained-resize-ps-cc-20?topic-reply-list%...

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Meanwhile it must be oviously, that it is buggy and inconsistent. And I can not imagine, that Adobe isn't already trying to fix this. Or am I wrong??
It would be just great – if not better to say – "intelligent", if they would ask betatesters from this forum for opinion and check. It seems there is no developer with vast overview, maybe they always have a special field in comparison to experienced users... at least it's my explanation to this. And I am still working with CC 2018...

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402 Points

2 years ago

the new behavior is not consistent!!!! you still need to hold shift for creating shapes, - also holding alt to expand outwards equally is now broken.  is there a way to turn off this new behavior? 

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2.2K Points

yea. uninstall and reinstall the previous version. that's what I did. This has probably been the most amateur update I can remember.

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There's solution in previous posts of this theard that should work for you if you want to keep v20.

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That already started with CC 2018, now it's just worse continuation of lame releases.

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656 Points

How do you uninstall CC2019 and revert to CC 2018?

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9.6K Points

Use Adobe Creative Cloud application. There you can (un)instal certain version.

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35K Points

It's really not very obvious. On the right across from your version of CC2019 in the Creative Cloud app's Apps section, click on the disclosure triangle next to Open (or Update), and choose manage. You don't need to uninstall 2019 to install 2018 (though you can if you like). But that's where you can both choose to uninstall AND choose Other Versions, where you can reinstall 2018.

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182 Points

2 years ago

W the actual F, Adobe? I updated my CC like a good little boy and now I have this cracked-out scaling nonsense?

You mentioned the Undo changes on startup but not this? I don't even have words, I'm so pissed off about this right now, especially since I'm in the middle of a crazy last-minute deadline (communications designer, news fell into our lap this morning).

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Jeff, just a heads-up that transform/distort now requires the shift key to properly distort. I imagine that for 99% of the users, contrstrain distort is not what's wanted when invoking distort.

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402 Points

2 years ago

holy cow -- its even worse than I thought.  Sometimes I like to stretch part of an image using the rectangular marquee tool when the image is just a TAD soo small - so Ill stretch it to the left, or up, or something like that.  one direction.   IT TRIES TO MAINTAIN ASPECT RATIO EVEN WHEN IM TRYING TO JUST STRETCH IN ONE DIRECTION!!!!!!!!

im reverting.  this is crazy. 

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Oh, just wait until you try and transform/distort! 

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402 Points

it just doesn't make any sense - the only place this should have been a default behavior - is when you grab a CORNER.  If i grab a side transform point... why would I want the other sides to scale too! 

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yeah, it's kind of a big, giant trainwreck.

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I agree! Wait until you try transform/distort. . . that's my worst nightmare!

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1.2K Points

Ok, is it not done just holding the shift key?

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I'd like to answer to you, but I just uninstalled Ps 19. I heard though there's some new logic in that.

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2 years ago

Marking this as "Implemented" is an insult. What was implemented was nothing like the above request, but a slipshod afterthought that nobody asked for. A muscle-memory challenging, workflow-interrupting, inconsistent and clumsy UX disaster. 

And give us more room to rotate without accidentally committing!

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204 Points

This is seriously screwed up.  I think there's a memory issue.  After using Photoshop for awhile, free transform no longer works, even if you unclick the chain icon.  It works for awhile if I restart Photoshop, but eventually stops working.  I have 64 Gb of RAM and never had a problem with the older version of Photoshop.  

This version is pretty much unusable for me, unless I want to keep restarting Photoshop, which is a pain if I have several images open at once.

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2 years ago

Stupid move sorry, on so many levels.

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452 Points

2 years ago

Come on Adobe! Do you actually have UX designers and QA? Because is just unacceptable...
People are used to the old behavior and the new one is just completely broken. The toggle "lock" button doesn't even work! The behavior is very inconsistent across Adobe products and even in Photoshop itself. Revert this and go back to the drawing board, if you think this is actually an issue. I'm sure there are better solutions.

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160 Points

2 years ago

this new update is driving me absolutely insane. 10min to figure out how to figure out how to revert to the old undo system, draw for 2 min, 15min to google why my brush is lagging, turn off ruler and draw for 5 min, 30min trying to figure out what the hell happened to the transform function. How many more more surprises are gonna trip me up? I've never had to actually look at the updated features to preform basic functions in PS. I do NOT want to have to relearn the program every time you decide to roll out an update. :/ I'm trying to get things done and it's set me back at least an hour by this point. I am so close to reverting back to the 2018 version, I don't want to learn new habits only for you to change the settings again. 

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I agree with you, but it's their program and they don't have to listen to us about anything. You may stop paying for this product and find other one, because while you purchasing it you're accepting the terms of subscription, so any changes they don't ask us whether we like or directly inform of before another release.

They know what they want us to use, so our suggestions with their model of business are pointless.

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Most of the time they try to balance the old with the new through legacy settings. This time, for whatever reason, they didn't. And I'm this close to re-learning, except for the change being so inconsistent with everything else.  

I can remember a time ages ago when they switched places between kbsc for moving from one brush to another in the brushes panel, and making the brush larger or smaller.  I remember because every designer and retoucher I knew was screaming murder about it. How many people actually are still thrown off by what's going to happen when they hit the bracket keys with an active brush tool?  In fact, how many even know that you can still use the <> keys to step through a set of brushes without clicking on them in the Brushes panel because they only changed this the one time? That change goes back to PS 6, maybe 7?

That's the kind of history they go by. That people do relearn, do forget some changes they've made in the long history of PS. But back then, there was no way to make the change and let people choose a legacy option or to rewire their kbsc.  Now there is, so other than just not wanting to support the legacy options, I have no clue why something this fundamental didn't come with any option, apart from asking—is every change going to have to come with a legacy option?

The click to commit text and transform didn't come with an option, either.  I think I can relearn how to transform proportionally or not—once (if?) they make it consistent through PS AND the other Adobe apps, but I'm not sure I am ever going to like having to pay close attention to the invisible boundaries for click almost anywhere to commit or wait for a render, then undo, then redo something with several transform steps in it. I try to use SOs to help, but that does balloon file size and can slow people down a lot with other issues. However. . . not my call.

But since they've decided to change the use of Shift with transform, I suspect it will remain changed. I keep reminding myself that humans are nothing if not adaptable. Yes, I'm trying to cheer me on while I struggle. Reminding myself we've been here before and survived. LOL

And I'm pretty familiar with my options outside of Adobe. For the near-term, anyway, I'm spending most of my time here so I don't get just as upset by finding I can't do this, can't adjust to that, in the other apps. I'll use an earlier version of PS when something flat out is broken, or was never updated to work in the latest version. But I'm probably not doing myself any favors to not start relearning Shift with Transform now, not if I mean to keep using newer versions of PS, and for now, I'm staying with the app that does mostly do the things I want to do.

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204 Points

TransformProportionalScale 0 is working great for me.  It's returned Photosthop to the old behavior, and more importantly, eliminated the memory problem (or whatever it was that caused transform to work improperly if Photoshop had been open too long). 

It would be nice if it was a setting in preferences, rather than having make a config file, but I can live with this. 

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So what <> keys were doing originally in early Ps releases, maybe in/decreasing size of Brushes that users got mad at decision of Adobe to change it to current behaviour?

"invisible boundries" - that is the problem. Normally I like working on something without thinking how I use avialable tools for, as all I do is coded deeply in my mind, but with current changes I have to be aware not only on project's concept but also to not spoil something by using that improperly.

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The <> (period, comma) keys made the brush larger/smaller, and the [] keys moved ahead and back in the group of brushes, according to the designers who were hopping mad. I didn't start using PS until PS5—so very much a Jill come lately. Back then, I only used brushes for masking and cloning, was still too new to have a need to memorize that many kbsc, so I didn't find the change a problem. <g> Boy did I get an earful about Adobe getting too big for its britches, though.

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656 Points

Will Adobe (Photoshop) go the way of (the old) Quark Express?

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Say something more what you mean...

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I was one of the people requesting and championing this change many years ago.

I can't believe how such a simple request could be implemented so poorly and so unintuitively - and in my view wrongly. Seriously - did nobody test it? They couldn't have made it more confusing had they tried. It's no wonder nobody likes it.

Thank god I don't need to use Photoshop as my daily design tool anymore.

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Conclusion: during last 7 years users expected simple improvement, while Adobe made it own not requested way, that now it is not useful for those who did not wished that, but also all others who can't deal with and are bent to revert old behaviour. Bravo!?

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152 Points

Dear Adobe,
Please fire EVERYONE involved in the Transform tool screw up & revert it to it's familiar behaviour. P.S. I also use Affinity Photo & I'm close to ditching Photoshop because of idiotic changes such as this.

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248 Points

A simple "Maintain aspect ratio as default"-button would've done it. You know, to keep that little link button on by default. So easy, yet you managed to make it all way too complicated somehow. 

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Right, I think the keyword is "BUTTON". No deep programming, just the ability to lock the "maintain aspect ratio" button which works then for everything and can temporary reversed with Shift (in whichever state it was locked).

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OMG thank you so much to that person above who said to hold down the shift key for transform.  This has been driving me insane since the new version was launched and I've almost put my fist through the screen a few times!!!  Please Adobe, revert back to users choosing when to lock and unlock the transform cause I was hitting that lock symbol and it wasn't working at all!  Thanks again above folks, my sanity has been saved because of your comment. <3 

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Stil not solved !!
It's now more than a half year ago, I installed it fresh and still not consistent!!
Smart-Objects have OTHER transformation keys than normal layers.
How stupid, lazy and ignorant is that???????
No more intuitive working!!!!

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Smart-Objects have OTHER transformation keys than normal layers.
I apparently cannot reproduce that, please elaborate. 

How stupid, lazy and ignorant is that???????
How impolite is your choice of words? 

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Ok! step-by-step to reproduce:
1. Create an object and transform it (CTRL+T on windows). It's by default with maintained aspect ratio
2. Create a smart object and transform it. It's by default without maintained aspect ratio.
It means it's inconsistent and impossible to come in a "blind" intuitive workflow.

Why I'm really excited about this:
I have read this here in this thread right in the beginning as a new inconsistency bug and was desperately waiting a half year, because this is not ok for my workflow, where I switch quickly under timepressure between smart objects and pixel layers.
Ok, this can happen. But now nothing is repaired.
And that seems ignorant or lazy to me, sorry.
So much effort was put from users, me too, into collecting ideas, to make a product better and then it stays even worse. And there is really not "intelligent logic" behind this inconsistent tool.

(And I did not try, but I read from users also other objects... just to mention that there could be other transformation things needed to be checked, which are not in my personal workflow)




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1. Create an object and transform it (CTRL+T on windows). It's by default with maintained aspect ratio
2. Create a smart object and transform it. It's by default without maintained aspect ratio.
That is not the case on my computer (Adobe Photoshop Version: 20.0.4, Mac OS 10.12.6), both transformations behave the same namely proportionally by default. 
Shape Layers behave differently because they are Path-based, though. 

What have you done for trouble-shooting so far? 

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Ah ok, then it is maybe a Windows10-Photoshop bug?
Maybe any other Windows Photoshop user here, who could tell, if that works with smart objects in the same way like with pixel layers or not?

I wouldn't know, what I can do for troubleshooting. From the reports I'm quite sure, it has to do with Photoshop.

(I'm working on Mac and PC and at the moment only had installed it on the Windows workstation. I will test it soon on Mac, too. )

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When faced with inexplicable Photoshop-behaviour Restoring Preferences after making sure all customized presets like Actions, Patterns, Brushes etc. have been saved is pretty much the basic starting point:

https://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop/kb/basic-trouble-shooting-steps.html