how to resize a layer automatically?

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everytime i want to resize a layer, i need to click free transform. I want it to do it automatically.
i dont want to click free transfrom every time i want to resize something. pls help.
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Johan Elzenga, Champion

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All the help I can give you is to suggest you use Cmd-T (Macintosh) or Ctrl-T (Windows).
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You have a couple of other options to get an image layer to show the transform bounding box automatically. One is to drag the image into a document with the General Preference "Always Create Smart Objects When Placing enabled" with "Skip Transform When Placing" UNchecked.

The other option is to click the "Show Transform controls on selected layers" button in the Options bar when the Move tool is active. Now, instead of clicking on Free Transform, or remembering the shortcut, any time you click on a non-background image layer with the Move tool active, that layer will display the transform controls.

 Typical of PS to offer many ways to do the same thing, so you can pick which one works best for your style.
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Hiya Jonas,

Maybe I'm not understanding your question fully -- what are you hoping to see, if not the Transform controls to allow you to resize things?  Are you wanting to create shapes or images that automatically fill the layer?  You can also make a selection and fill that (via Edit > Fill).  To select an entire layer, press CMD/CNTRL+A.