Photoshop: Edit>Transform>Distort not allowed on smart objects anymore

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Anyone else having this restriction since the 12/8/15 update?
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Simon Sotelo

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eartho

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works fine here. Which OS are you using? Are you trying to distort a smart object created in Ps or is it a placed file?
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Simon Sotelo

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my OS is a Mac 10.10.5
i have i placed a smart object in photoshop and i've always been able to transform the placed object but i'm not given the option anymore.
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eartho

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Depending on what kind of file type has been placed (illustrator, for example), those options have never been available. The only way i know how to make them active is to rasterize the SO, then use Ps to turn it back into a SO.
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Jeffrey Tranberry, Sr. Product Manager, Digital Imaging

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Earth, That's correct. Distort, Perspective and Warp are not available transforms for vector content.
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Chris Cox

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Like EPS, PDF, AI, or SVG files.
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Michael Gehrmann

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This is quite a nuisance! Especially when working with Linked Smart Objects. 
The Trend for product Mockups created in photoshop is obvious, when you check Adobe Stock.

Much of the material breaks, as soon as you relink the SmartObject layer to an Illustrator or other vector file.
This breaks the feeling of a suite for creativity. It feels more like a set of independent Tools, loosely connected by the cloud. 

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Ed Tilsley

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You can, I've found an easy enough way. Testing as we speak...
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Cristen Gillespie

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If you wrap the vector file inside a Smart Object, it has no problem being warped or distorted with Free Transform.  You just have to drill down deeper to get at the original vector file.  That's not a happy solution?
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Ed Tilsley

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That's what I've been doing & it works fine albeit with a few extra mouse clicks to jump back into Illustrator to re-edit the vectors.