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.
* 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.
FIX THIS ALLREADY!
In prior releases, you could resize text with the SHIFT key pressed to keep the aspect ratio correct. As of Photoshop CC 2019, this feature is broken and no longer working. I depend on this feature for aspect correctedness.
Can someone explain why this feature was removed or if this was an oversight?
They said they fixed some bugs... whos willing to try ?
Not Me. I am sticking with 2018 until I hear better news.
Happy camper with v19.1.0
Please read what you're users are saying about your Transform Tool changes:
These changes have made the user experience much worse. There have been several updates to Photoshop, but no address of how to make the changes optional in Preferences. How long will it take you to respond to the issues you've caused many of your users?
We appreciate the new features, but PLEASE do not mess with your core functionality. People use this software for their living!
How about a checkbox in preferences that lets you use the legacy transform feature we've been so used to for the last 20 years? Great for new users and all that, but for people that have used the software for a long time, now we press Shift and it un-constrains proportions.
So there's a checkbox for using Legacy Undo under Keyboard shortcuts (also not a huge fan of those new changes either), why not do the same for Legacy Transform in preferences? The fact that you have to resort to notepad to sort this out is a bit stupid in my opinion.
I have never felt that the Shift/Contrain was an issue and don't understand why Adobe felt that needed to change.
Although I still would have been annoyed at having to retrain muscle memory, I would be fine with shift/constrain being reversed if it were CONSISTENT, but it's not. Now I have to think about what type of element I am trying to transform before I hit that shift key. I don't want to think, I just want to do. I use the transform function regularly and now I'm constantly hitting the undo command because I forget to check what type of element I'm transforming before I hit the shift key or not.
Which is easier to remember?
Shift = constrain
Shift = uncontrain on raster layers, text layers, and any group of elements that contain at least one raster layer or alpha mask
Shift = constrain on shape layers, groups of shape layers only, and in other Adobe products
I'm not Howard I'm the lead digital artist at his business. I should start by saying that. I've just got to log into our adobe account to post this.
Copy/pasting with a little bit of censorship from my personal facebook account that an adobe rep asked me to post here.
OMFG I hate Adobe's
change to the transform functionality in Photoshop. I've been trying to
get use to it all week and it's absolute garbage and the
PSUserConfig.txt trick isn't undoing it. I had to revert to old versions on of couple of work's computers because some freelancers we have in just wern't having it. I really spent the week trying to adapt and adjust to the change but but I've gone from being accepting of the logic of the change to bitter and angry.
It's such a necessary thing that's been standardized across the industry, Adobe changing this is equivalent car company being like, 'Hey, I know you're used to manual gear placement on our cars and every competitor's car being 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, but, what about we change to 1, 3, 2, 5, 4. Great right!'
And ya, I'm being harsh and rude but you've ruined a major part of tool that I have to use for my job every day.
She said, "Nothing works like it should anymore and I am having it switched back to 2018".
Like so many professional of all expertise levels, she is now taking a hard look at Affinity Desktop.
So am I and the more I look, the more I like!
I run a group for in-house designers of LinkedIn and Facebook with over 25000 members. I recently asked the question, Did holding the shift key bother anyone? I got the answer I expected, holding the shift key to constrain the aspect ratio when sizing an image bothered no one!
Not holding the shift key however, that bothered many people, for various reasons. Most just said it was really slowing them down. I agree with them, it makes you lose time, and time is money. Others felt like it was a step toward making Adobe product work more like Microsoft products, and that sent a shudder through the group. The thing that bothers me more than that it doesn't feel thought out, for a couple reasons, one, the way it flashes and jerks to tell you not to hold the shift key, that feels broken. The other reason is you just did it to Photoshop and nothing else. Granted it isn't a huge thing, but it's one more thing I have to remember that works differently between Illustrator and Photoshop and InDesign. Every update I hope that the tools get more aligned so my job is easier, but this time it feels like the interfaces are moving farther apart for the first time. I can honestly say I have not loved everything ever done on Adobe update, but I got used to it after time, this the first update that's made me want to go back to the last version.
If you've already done so, thanks!
- It's different for raster and vector layers!
- The constrain button doesn't work as it should!
- It's different in other Adobe products!
- It's called FREE TRANSFORM ffs, not proportional transform!
It was fine the way it was. Please revert!! This is really slowing down my workflow! I use Photoshop every day and I use both vector and raster layers so I can't get used to this! It's just horrible! REVERT!!!
In 2014, my Wacom had a problem toggle with Shortcut X between foreground and background. ( o I thought( At that time I retouched skin with the grey layer technique as I learned from Kathrin Eismann's photoshop book. This technique was not working anymore.
Toggling had a lag or did not switch at all.
After speaking to Wacom extensively, they blamed it on photoshop. Turns out it was a photoshop bug.
Photoshop did not reply directly.
I published it on macnn ( a forum that doesn't exist anymore) and wrote to Kathryn, telling her that the technique she describes is useless.
Upon that "pressure", Photoshop software engineers specifically wrote a plugin that got rid of the toggle problem and later implemented it in an update.
One or two years later, designers changed the Interface and it was quite a nightmare!
All the colors were gone and all was much harder to see. After lots of retouchers complained a couple of us wrote and even drew up examples what we thought will work better, like colors for layers and colors for paths even ( that came later)
Throughout the process the communication was not the greatest.
But in the end they changed it.
I am sure the people who are directly involved read these comments and will take them to heart.
I am not sure how much they have to say in that matter.
It might be a marketing thing or a political issue in which direction photoshop will head, I agree.
What might work for the the future is to report this to people like Phlearn, photoshop magazines, retouching forums etc.
MacNN at that time picked up the story and that definitely helped.
I think what doesn't help is being rude or advising to use pirated software.
Then like me I will just skip reading the comment
I am of course very upset about the unworkable update and hope this will get resolved soon.
In the meantime I only use 2018.