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Thu, Aug 16, 2012 10:00 PM

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Photoshop: Incorrect bahavior of Warp Transformation of Smart Object when distorted past a certain degree

I believe there is a bug within the Photoshop CS6 Warp Transformation when working with Smart Objects.
In trying to warp a smart object to conform to an upward facing, slightly curved surface, the warp control handles/points respond incorrectly in reverse; moving one on the lower left outwards warps the image outwards on the upper right. All control point movements result in this backwards behavior.

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3 years ago

Sr. Product Manager, Adobe Digital Imaging

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8 years ago

Hmm, we'll have to investigate that one.
It sounds a bit like an older bug in Warp transforms that we couldn't reproduce.

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Would you like to get a file that exhibits the old problem (I assume it’s the old one as the file is from May 2011) or have you gotten some of those anyway?

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8 years ago

I'm having the same problem.
Someone solved that?

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8 years ago

I'm having the same issue.
Someone solved that?

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7 years ago

I'm having the same issue. First time I've noticed, which is odd because I make these kind of edits all the time. It also happens in CS5. Below is a link to a psd file that demonstrates the bug.

http://we.tl/bm8NSeB5FL

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Thanks! Having file helps. I'll pass this along to a quality engineers.

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Do you know whether there has been any progress regarding this issue? 

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7 years ago

I can confirm the same behaviour in Photoshop CC 14.1.2. osx 10.7.5 Chris Cox please take a look, as we love smart objects and love to warp them!

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6 years ago

how has this been not solved in two years...

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5 years ago

I can confirm that this is still happening in Photoshop CC (2014 and 2015)

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Bummer.
It admittedly rarely affects my work but it seems like it should get some attention simply for looking like a really strange failure.

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5 years ago

I'm experiencing this right now with recently updated CC. Along with a whole host of other new bugs that I've never had before... Very frustrating and disappointing.

Version 20150529.r.88 x64

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Go install the 2015.0.1 update.

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Hi Chris. Thanks for the reply. I updated, and my version now shows as 20150722. At first I thought this fixed the issue, as a quick test did not reproduce, but subsequent tests all show the issue.

The example file below, posted by earth oliver, definitely shows the issue.

Try earth oliver's file first, and then try your own reproduction in a new document. Try these steps: Create a rastor rectangle, convert to smart object, rotate in any direction over 180 degrees (don't use the command, just click the corner and rotate), then do a distort on each of the four corners, and then try a warp.

That process reproduces the issue nearly every single time for me.

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No, it doesn't fix this issue - but it fixes a lot of other issues that should make it easier to figure this one out.

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5 years ago

I've been seeing this issue come up lately as well.

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5 years ago

Here's a PSD made with the latest CC15 which has the issue... just do a transform/warp.

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/3...

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4 years ago

Has this issue been resolved? 
And would the fix only affect Smart Objects created (or warped) since the pertinent update? 
Because I found an old file that contains a Smart Object instance which shows the problem but I have failed in trying to create a new Smart Object that is affected. 

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Not yet. I've migrated the bug from our old bug system to our current system to get fresh eyes on it.

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Thanks for the feedback. 
Seems like a strange one and while it seldom affects me personally it’s nice to know it has not been forgotten. 

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I'm currently having this problem while trying to create mockups for my website/portfolio. It's very frustrating! Sigh.

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Hey guys, I had the same problem. I found it always happened after I used distort, and then warp. If that helps. 
Also, if you rasterize the layer that tends to get rid of the problem. Not sure if that helps either, but its a start I guess.

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3 years ago

It seems no one at adobe is interested in solving this issue...

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I think there are Adobe employees who do want to fix this bug (or any bug that falls into their field of work). 
But I suspect the people responsible for resource allocation have no interest in an idea like »fixing mistakes simply because they are mistakes«.  

So keeping a bug in an application for more than a decade is an option ... 

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3 years ago

I just found this thread after just recently running into this issue, and I found that rotating the whole image (Image > Image Rotation) one more 90 degree rotation in the same direction as the rotated warped layer seems to let the warp tool correctly address the point the cursor is addressing.  Definitely just a workaround, but this still gets around that weird bug for the time being (which could be another 5 years given Adobe's lack of interest in fixing this...).

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It is a strange bug. 
And I had not known the work-around, so thanks for sharing! 

And to needlessly mention a pet peeve of mine:
The Illustrator team has not released a fix for the Scripts-in-Actions bug in the more than a decade it has been with the application.
Supposedly it will be fixed with the next release, but still, it seems to show that Adobe’s bug-fixing priorities might appear somewhat eclectic.