Photoshop CC 2019: Free Transform/Distort tool inconsistency

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Hello,

using the tool Free Transform (Ctrl+T) in the new version of Photoshop CC 2019 (release 20.0.0) on a Windows 10 64 bit PC, I'm not able anymore to move the handle of a selected area (using the Ctrl button) in a free mode, now I can move it along the vertical or horizontal ax only.



Which setting I have to change in order to have the same behavior of the tool as in Photoshop CC 2018 (release 19)?



Many thanks!!!

Luciano
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This is the side effect of "shift" key behavior change. Now you have to hold "shift" key. I consider this as undesired side effect or was it intended behavior? 
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LUCIANO CERETTI VENERUCCI

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Many thanks for your help Jaroslav!!!
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the free transform tool no longer allows you to transform freely! it constrains proportions by default, forcing you to depress the shift key. Adobe has once again made their product more cumbersome to use!

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LUCIANO CERETTI VENERUCCI

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Many thanks for your help John!!!
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled transform works worse than before..

Since the new 2019 upgrade "distort" in the transform doesn't work well. I cannot anymore pull the sides out with the middle square of each line. I mean I used to be able to pull the image into a different aspect ratio with the square buttons in the middle of each side. now that doesn't work anymore and I can't seem to find a useful alternative..
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As Jaroslav Bereza and John Eudicone suggested to me, now you have to press crtl+shift buttons (on windows) in order to transform a selection freely.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled I have abandoned the latest update!.

There is something seriously wrong with Distort in the latest version and I do not have the time to find a workaround. What a shame and it was working so well!
Looking at all the reported problems, makes you wonder if Adobe bothered to check anything on this latest update.
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As Jaroslav Bereza and John Eudicone suggested to me, now you have to press crtl+shift buttons (on windows) in order to transform a selection freely.
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Vicki

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Why make it worse.  I would like to go back to PScc2018 
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I wish when installing a new release they would leave the last release in the programs folder so you have the option to go back to the version that worked properly. Another issue I found is when I did a resize and canvas extend it moved  elements out of place. I lost hours of work and had to make apologies to clients on tight deadlines. Not cool.
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If you have the Creative Cloud you can install previous releases of Photoshop:

-select the program, "Manage", "Others versions" then choose the version you like


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Thank you!!!!!!!
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Nolan Conley

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Dear Adobe... I figured out how to fix your transform tool problem... I UNINSTALLED Photoshop CC 2019!  I'm now using PS 2018 and all works fine!  Please pass this on to the idiots who made this change.
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You may have to go back a few pages... there is an easy fix for this, and it works fine after that.
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Nolan Conley

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Hi Mark... thanks for your suggestion.  It's just that I pay over $50 per month and really shouldn't have to fix the the new releases.  It's like these "improvements" are made by kids who don't sit at a desk 5 days a week having to use the program to get work out.  Anyway, thanks again!
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Basically there's nothing so fantastic about CC 2019 that wasn't part of CC 2018 you had to miss it. So be happy - there is over a year till next release ;) Maybe then they'll workout something better ;)
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Kukurykus

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That's true! Changes made to new Photoshop are not meant for experienced users, but for fun use!
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I've also gone back to PS2018. I don't think this behaviour from Adobe should be accepted. It's just very poor decisdion making
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15 years of muscle memory gone... Ive just started using 2019 and it seems a lot of things have been switched and swapped by default. I couldn't find the pivot in the free transform (its turned off by default...) Constraints on free transform now work in reverse. not sure i dig it.
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Been using PS since 1998. Generally most updates are improvements and nice to have's. This messing with the transform tool makes me not open photoshop 2019. Going to uninstall and use 2018 till they get it right. 
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I'm like you... have been using PS since V3.  I've uninstalled PS2019 and just keep using PS2018 until someone at Adobe grows some common sense and this nightmare is fixed.
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Update... I have fixed the problem with an Adobe Chat tech.  Here is the conversation and the fix.  Do this exactly and PS2019 will transform like PS2018 did.  I know it's a pain but it gets the job done.

Shall I guide you with the steps so that you can perform them on your computer?
ok
Anusha
Please close the Photoshop application.
done

To revert to the legacy transform behavior, do the following:


1.       Use Notepad (Windows) to create a plain text file (.txt).
2.       Type the text below in the text file:
TransformProportionalScale 0
3.       Save the file as "PSUserConfig.txt" to your Photoshop settings folder:
 Windows: [Installation Drive]:\Users\[User Name]\AppData\Roaming\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop CC 2019\Adobe Photoshop CC 2019 Settings\
Please open the Photoshop application and check.
inprocess

Okay, please let me know if you face any issue.
opening photoshop now

Okay, please check the application now.
That worked.

That is great. The features are still the same in Photoshop 2019 version. just requires some steps to be performed.
I really hate it when some engineer has a spasm and screws up the software we make our living on.  There was nothing wrong with the Transform tool as it was.  Please tell the higher ups at Adobe to quit trying to fix what isn't broken.  Thank you for your help!  Have a good evening.

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Please Adobe: Add this option somewhere to Menu/Edit/Preferences in the next update. It's really annoying to make this text file and find the correct place after each installation of PS on another machine.
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Vicki

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I uninstalled 2019 and have been using 2018 since.  
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That was my solution as well!
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Reversing what holding SHIFT does while transforming is a laughably terrible idea, but nobody is surprised that the Photoshop team green-lighted this change if they're aware of Photoshop's changelog over the past decade.

in addition:
The "reference point" is also hidden by default now. Even if you alt click, while transforming, to set a different point of rotation, you CANNOT see it even though you've moved it LOL. You don't know for sure if you've moved it or not until you continue to scale/rotate.
You have to click a new checkbox in prefs in order to make it visible again.

Laughing and crying in tandem.
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DEAR Adobe, please READ our comments!
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Jaroslav Bereza

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They do. Because some similar topics were merged into this one. Only Adobe can do that.
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That's right, but that was irony. By reading I meant hearing us. I used read as it's dear palindrome.
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Oh, hold the phone!

There's a transform reference point toggle button in the top toolbar, available while transforming:




I tested it. It is in fact linked to the toggle in prefs:

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My suggested behavior is the same as before.
1) Keep proportions would be on by default
2) Click on chain icon in the toolbar will change it and it will turn it on/off and this will be used as a default for all other transformations.
3) It shouldn't affect free transform

So new users will have user-friendly behavior and the addicted users could this turn off in 5 seconds and keep it that way forever.
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It should be done this way while releasing last Photoshop. I would accept it, but old behaviour with option for new would be even better to respect those who used Ps longer than new ones.
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They will wait until we all get use to the change and then change it again. I know it can be changed but does changing command f to repeat a filter to a search window bug anyone else? Why do you need another search choice there.
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Command f? Where exaclty to use it?
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"addicted users" 

oh boi . . .


Speaking of the "Maintain aspect ratio" button, it would help alleviate this issue if it didn't LIE to us now.

Whether or not I've toggled it, and I'm dragging any of the 8 transform control points, PS just does whatever the $&$^%$ it wants.
It no longer honors that button for mouse input.
It DOES honor the "Maintain aspect ratio" button if entering values in the textboxes, however.

Considering this, it starts to feel more like a bug.



There IS a global toggle for making the transform reference point visible, during transform, in the toolbar (linked to the one in preferences), so sure - Why not one more for this?
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Actually you can make magic file with magic text and it will be same as in CC2018 https://forums.adobe.com/message/10687200#10687200
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mathias

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Well aren't you just a snarky little boi, Jaro.
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mathias

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Whoa whoa whoa, who is editing my replies?????? My response to Jaroslav had additional paragraphs. WTF is this?? Here is my REAL response to Jaroslav:
(saved via a browser plugin I have installed.)

/quote
Well aren't you just a snarky little boi, Jaro.
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Whoa whoa whoa, who is editing my replies?????? My response to Jaroslav had additional paragraphs. WTF is this?? Here is my REAL response to Jaroslav:
(saved via a browser plugin I have installed.)

/quote
Well aren't you just a snarky little boi, Jaro.
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It's over my post - noone deleted it ;)
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I said editing, not deleting. My posts are being changed by a moderator..
https://i.imgur.com/d0gREUd.png




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Maybe this forum can't handle unicode color emoji?
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mathias

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The plot thickens . . .
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Okey I thought that is a quote as you repeated it in other post ;) Probably that is not moderator, maybe if you pasted that to notepad, copied from that to here it could be displayed...
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Jaro may be correct. Using color emojis might cause a bug in this forum.
That, or Chris Cox is trying to make me go (more) insane.
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Chris Cox is not active from years? What did you say he didn't like last time?
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mathias

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No wonder this place went to the dogs.

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mathias

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"What did you say he didn't like last time?"

What do you mean, Kukurykus? Are you referring to something I said in another thread somewhere? If so - not quite sure.

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That, or Chris Cox is trying to make me go (more) insane.
I refered to that sentence. I have no idea what happened in past between you ;)
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Moving corners of smart object seems to be snapping when using transform distort,....

For years I have been able to draw a rectangle, convert it to a smart object, then use Transform Distort and drag the corners smoothly to the precise place I need them. After updating to the 2019 Photoshop, I go through the same process of creating a smart object from a rectangle, but when I try to use Transform Distort and move the corners, they jump around like they are snapping to something and I can never get them even close to the place I need them—even though snapping is turned off.

However, the Transform Distort works smoothly as expected to the rectangle BEFORE I convert it to a smart object. But AFTER it is a smart object, it doesn't work correctly.
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Solution: Holding shift down works with distorting smart objects as it did in the 2018 version. Thank you for the tip!
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I have the same bug (along with many others). I finally had to return to cc2018. The update is just not worth the headache and added time it takes to get a project completed
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The Place command seems to have similar issues. I'm still trying to get used to it. 
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Photoshop CC 2019: Transform inconsistencies are confusing.

The new uniform scale by default is nice, but its very hard to get used to when the program is full of inconsistency. Like transform bitmap is uniform, transform shape you need to hold ctrl+shift for it to scale the same way. Same goes for text, which is uniform, but smart objects are not....why?!? So currently it only makes things a lot more confusing than it being a change for the better.
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The smart objects one is a bug caused by a corrupted prefs files. Everything but vectors are supposed to constrain, but either during the install or Ps being put in the background while transform is active, causes the corruption. You can fix temporarily by doing a pref reset, but it'll eventually happen again
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Maybe this would be a solution?
  1. Cmd/Ctrl + T
  2. Drag from any side to scale proportionally (that’s it)
  3. No modifier keys required. Just re-size.
  4. To Commit Changes: press checkmark, press return, or click anywhere outside of bounding box
  5. The Big Change in Free Transform is that you no longer need to use the Shift Key. You just drag. Using the Shift key will distort the image now.
From: https://medium.com/@mikemurphyco/259-free-transform-photoshop-cc-2019-a309445af581

Hope it helped?
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I too think is a terrible idea to have to hold shift to 'free transform' what's the point? is it a free transform tool or not?
15 years of PS use and having to change habits is confusing, lost productivity time would say

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I guess they had to do survey to predict how many of us will be loyal to their product after making some unfriendly changes. I suppose they won't lose many users while can by happy of deal they could do with Apple who might have give them enough money to develop Photoshop this way.
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Problem is we have no options, honestly who would ever change using PS for his work?  
it's just that Adobe before implementing changes to tools should take into account that takes years to know PS well and make full use of shortcuts and features.

So yes new features are welcome, improved performances of tools yes welcome too,  but changes of behaviour of tools not as much...
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New users won't see any difference. They mainly focus on learning Photoshop that takes 1 - 2 years before realise something could be better. But when they're finaly familiar with Photoshop they will find to be upset like we are if Adobe will keep making another changes instead of imprevements! :(
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No new user can get comfy with this change as long as its different on all types of layers. That is the annoying change that makes this new "feature" (or whatever Adobe likes to call flipping keyboard shortcuts around) so frustrating.
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True.

But still don't see the point of having to hold shift when using a 'free' resize tool, not so free really!! 
Plus if you do more than one step and forget to hold shift again it mess up with the positioning you did, really annoying

bugs me off as much as the new "undo" thingy as I use them both a lot!
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I agree, well, at least you have the old way of scaling for Smart objects and Shapes ;) 

I dont understand why they changed any of these. Before it was consistent. ANd multiple undos was there as well, I guess anyone who wanted could put it on ctrl+z in shortcut prefereneces before as well.... These are not features, just stupidity changes imo
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Exactly, consistency is key for anyone working with PS, as if crazy tight deadlines and unrealistic expectations from clients were not enough, we also  have to deal
 with working out new shortcuts, behaviours and updates not so smooth often
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If that is true what I heard they want it to adjust to iPad and one weekend users, that are main target now. Regarding iPad version of Ps I have no idea how many of regular Photoshop is in its Photoshop, but they are limited to not having some workstation keys, so that is the reason we suffer now from changes favouring other devices users. Moreover, if their version of Ps got basic stuff to do rapid 'phone' corrections that explains why layers transformation was only one they changed, but not for vectors, paths, texts or smart objects and different objects inside one group.
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Makes sense, but wouldn't be best too keep version for different platform separated? mobile more geared to occasional user and workstation for pro use? we spent hundreds or thousands $$ over the years after all
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What are tousends of dollars by million of them supplied by other involved corporation to sell their products? What about future where old computers we use now are dinosaurs by those kids sit by from early years and can do more though beeing limited? They want to survive they must be step forward before new times will come with no doubt.

I forgot to meantion transformation of shapes that joachim barrum pointed was kept by old way.
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No negativity here, PS improved million times since 2005 when I started using it, and good if they take it to the masses on mobile platforms and make billion so it improves even more in the future, my point is about disruption to workflow of pro user that should be minimised or avoided

After all WE made PS so popular as it it is today, everyone on the planet knows photoshop because we pro photographer and retoucher were using it daily to work  on magazines and
clients images
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Loll you're good - 8 posts / 8 likes :)
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Lol way to go before your 543 Posts:) Kudos
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I'm even better - saw like you secretly changed avatar twice during few minutes! Edit: 3 times now!
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Haha couldn't work it out as there was a lag! Another bug?
 ;)
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I would hope that Adobe would understand that it's best to keep PS versions for Desktop and iPad suited to each device?
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Sensible approach and I would certainly hope so too!
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Yes - they still would earn money keeping distinct versions (just other way configured user settings that costs nothing) but when we see there's no any logic in their doings there's most possibly some uprising theory comes true. What could made them to follow this way? When you read what people say we all can agree that's nonsense. Woud so huge company be so unresonable to not simply say so stupid? In my opinion they know what they do, otherwise they would have passed long time ago. There had to be some unofficial agreement between magnates where one had no interest desktop users were stopping inculcation of their well-thought world market domination plan.
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Can you imagine the amount of changes to the software if they actively try to force iPad user workflow into a desktop app?

What's next, we need to use 2 mouses or pens to replicate 2 finger gestures?

Also - it's not happening anytime soon. Large companies are not overhauling their investment in desktop PCs/Macs retraining entire employee base, restructuring IT depts, changing email systems, networks, etc. At my work, we are still on Win 7 for a reason. It's too much of an overhaul for too many complex systems, and not worth the cost.

This would not be the time to meld iPad features and workflow into desktop Photoshop. It would be way better for them to develop them seperately and refine each program specifically for it's user base.
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You are lucky Windows 7 is still supported for 32 bits Ps, but as you may read many others not:

https://feedback.photoshop.com/photoshop_family/topics/upcoming-changes-to-digital-imaging-os-suppor...
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To the list of that is transformation in other post - however I'm not sure now (un)affected by new way of doing it - I should also add 'Selection' and 'Cropping'.
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To the list of that is transformation in other post - however I'm not sure now (un)affected by new way of doing it - I should also add 'Selection' and 'Cropping'.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Transform Controls Bug.

I place a vector logo onto my document. When I click one of the transform controls (top right corner in this case) the logo instantly is stretched when it goes into "transform mode." VERY frustrating.
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I'm not sure this problem is related to that original poster stated...
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled New constrain proportions doesn't always work..

In the new version of photoshop you hold shift to not constrain the proportions however the feature doesn't always work. Sometimes transform works like it use to and other times it works the new way. Needs to be fixed to be one way or the other, not both and having to guess if I need to hold shift or not this time.
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Why in world would Adobe make a change to the functionality that has been in use for 15+ years??? WTF Adobe? Do you care at all about professionals who have used your app since the inception of Photoshop? It makes no effing sense to switch the shift key from constraining proportions to non-constraining, unless you're doing it just to confuse your users. Who is in charge of these idiotic decisions that serve no purpose other than pissing people off?
Wake the F up and pay attention to your user base instead of putting all your resources into creating tons of new apps that nobody cares about!
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Totally agree, it keeps confusing me and such a waste of time having to change habits ingrained deep by years of work, it bugs me off as much as the ctrl+z that is now shift+z or whatever, bad move really 
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Thank god you can revert BOTH changes - new transform behavior and undo/redo behavior.
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Gee  Adobe... I believe Jay Pope summed it up.  Adobe, you have a problem.  PS CC 2018 is pretty good!  PS CC 2019 was like it was designed by 4 year old kids.  I got rid of it... it's junk and went back to PS CC 2018.  Whoever is in charge of this "update" needs to be fired.
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I just posted my own angry rant but I figured I'd add my voice to you guys. It's ridiculous. If they're going to make changes like that, while we're at it, lets change the "Save" shortcut to CTRL+SHIFT+5. That makes sense right? sigh....
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Accordingly to last change that would be enough bad they changed (without asking us) Ctrl-S with Ctrl-Shift-S, and all other shortcuts that Shift does additional work. btw to be honest I wouldn't like change about Save but when I'm thinking of it now I use Ctrl-Shift-S more often than simply Ctrl-S, so following them we can expect they are gong to make our life 'easier' also about this shortcut :)
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Next thing you know, they will make you hold shift to paint freeform. The default behavior will be to paint in straight lines only.

This is by far the most ridiculous change on software history.
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The stupiest thing is they force us which shortcuts we have to use while leaving many of other ones still configurable. Why not all? The real step forward would be to let use any combinations of keys the way we want. Now they are too limited! Why Adobe doesn't focus on improvements and bug fixing only, but divide us into 2 groups of users where one must prove their preferences. It's like saying to Windows users to purchase Apple or vice versa. They play cruelly on our emotions :(
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Exactly! If Adobe is going to change basic UI and UX that has been in place for years, then they should provide preferences that allow long time professional users (or anyone) to configure the app they way they want, or at least provide a "legacy" option like they do for their New Document window. 

Does anyone from Adobe actually read these posts before or after updating their apps?
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Kukurykus

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They read just for relax after hard day of work. Thinking of that what's unthinkable must be tough!
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Anas Kaadan

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Who's bright idea was it to change BASIC keyboard shortcuts??? Please Adobe, please for the love of god, DO NOT change shortcuts and buttons that have been a apart of your software for decades. Holding SHIFT while scaling an image has ALWAYS scaled the image without messing with the proportions. UNDO was ALWAYS CTRL+Z and Step Backwards was ALWAYS CTRL+ALT+Z. I immediately downgraded.....
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Kukurykus

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They had no idea for new features so to explain a need of another release they changed that is fundamentaly unchengebale, while that was so huge change that new Photoshop became really like other program to learn that many of us gave up to downgrade to previous trusted version :/
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Photoshop 20.0 – Free Transform Bug.

In
the newest PS version (20.0), all shortcuts in Free Transform Tool doesn’t work
as they should and always worked. No mention about any changes here in New
Features, so it is an evident bug. I had to downgrade to a previous version to
be able to work at all.
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Incorrect; new transform behavior is listed here: https://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop/using/whats-new.html#user-experience-improvements    under the "Transform proportionally by default" heading.
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ALSO, why is anyone downgrading just because of this???
You simply add:
TransformProportionalScale 0
to your PSUserConfig.txt file.
This recommendation comes straight from Adobe themselves. (source: the link above)


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Because I shouldn't have to make a kludge solution like this to use software that I use professionally and pay handsomely for. Your letting them off the hook for not thinking something through properly (add a radio button to use legacy keyboard commands for example).
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I agree, of course.
But my question is 'why downgrade when one line of text solves the problem?' - not whether or not this new transform behavior change is good. I'm NOT advocating for Adobe here, at all. This change horrified me as well.
Yet . . . as long as PS keeps honoring my PSUserConfig.txt, it's a non-issue and I can forget about it.
Is it ideal? No.
Does it work (for now)? Yes.

(many of us are already in the habit of adding switches to PSUserConfig.txt in order to get our wacoms to work correctly with photoshop)

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OK. It works. But it took me much time to find in the forum where to create this file as I haven’t used it before. And I will have to remember now to take this file with me to all computers I happen to work on and remember where to place it.

So my suggestion and great plea to Adobe is just to add the change of this option to Edit/Preferences menu.

I can understand the intention of Adobe to simplify operations that are probably used more often and will be easier for beginners. But this change is really horrible for old users (I am 70) who were used to certain keyboard shortcut combinations for decades not even thinking which key modifier controls which aspect of the operation, like e.g. Ctrl+Alt+Shift for perspective correction in Free Transform.

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Downgrading is more of a protest than a solution. I'm sure I could have found a fix for the issues within minutes and adjusted w/e shortcuts they changed, but I was just so annoyed with the change that I simply don't want to use their new update. Hopefully when they see that the new software isn't being used, they'll revert the changes or at least have them ON by default.

Generally when you roll out a massive update like this that messes with people's brains, you need to include a pop-up or a notice telling you how you can turn it on/off. Extremely unprofessional!
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They do application for themselves we can kindly pay for with no objection since that was not meant for 'some' users that constantly complain for the perfect vision of their buggy product ;)
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https://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop/using/transforming-objects.html#transform-scale-proportionally

First entry gives you back the old behaviour.

I have the feeling Adobe isn't aware of their core user base anymore. They just change what they think "feels" right not recognizing real professional people use this software for over a decade now. I honestly ask Adobe, who in the world requested this nonesense? Because I, as a semi-active community member, never saw any heated conversation about this?!... Until now.


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That makes two of us! You're not alone Erik!
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I've used the .txt file fix and all is right again.  Now I don't have to guess what it's going to do every time I try to transform something.  It was slowing me down, had to revert back to the old, non-buggy way.  Thanks for the tip, Erik.
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this makes the transform work differently to illustrator and indesign.  So see that muscle memory?  GO F yourselves
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I've rolled back to version 19.1.
Hard to believe they make you pay for this.
My original dvd version CS6 was working fine. I opt for the new 2019 CC and it doesn't work!
Transform jumps all over the place when I try and use it. Shockingly bad.
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And another thing with 'Transform' in CC 2019...If you try and add a guide, it automatically ends the transform. You now have to hold down Command or Control when getting a new guide. Why?
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Seth Gibbard

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I have now reverted to using my DVD version of CS6. Even when I rolled back to v.19.1, the transform feature is still awful and bounces all over the place...plus I still have to hold down ctrl to add a guide.

Hopeless Adobe. Please listen to your customers!!