Photoshop: Doesn't constrain proportions when resizing from side handle while holding Shift key

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When using Free Transform, holding down Shift while dragging a corner rightly constrains the proportions of the shape while resizing. However, holding down Shift while dragging a side handle does nothing. It should continue to constrain the proportions as it does in Illustrator.
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Chris Cox

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Which version of Photoshop are you using?
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Kris Hunt

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Doesn't matter. This applies to every version, up to the very latest. This should have been fixed a decade ago.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Photoshop: Uniform object scale.

Hi,
uniform scaling when dragging middle handle + shift would be really awesome.
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Hi Kris and Roman,

As of today's update, Photoshop 20.0, proportional transform is now the default behavior of transform in Photoshop (except with regard to vector graphics). Please open the Creative Cloud app, download the update and let us know how it goes for. If you do not see the update immediately, please sign in and sign out of the Creative Cloud.

Thank you,
Hannah
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Why was a feature that has become as common as copy or paste been changed so that hokdingbthe shift key does the exact opposite of constraining an image, this recent upgrade shift allows for distorting not constraining, constraining is setvas a default now. A smart move, 20+ years ago. A dumb move now.
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Agreed. Now people have to remember which Adobe program does it one way, and which Adobe program does it the opposite way. Exactly like I have to remember that in Photoshop, a positive number rotates an object clockwise, but in Illustrator and InDesign, a positive number rotates counterclockwise. It took 24 years to address the issue, and they did it wrong. MAKE IT WORK LIKE ILLUSTRATOR.
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So how do we disable this? It borders on foolishness to approach this in the way Adobe has. NO ONE would intuitively do this. It's too late for people to re-learn one of the MOST BASIC FEATURES of Photoshop. Insanity.
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Was this actually a 'feature' people were requesting? One of the most oft used shortcuts in Photoshop now has to be 'forgotten'...and not only does that combo not work, but Alt + Shift to scale from center has also been lost because of it. How are we supposed to scale proportionately from center without messing with anchor points now? 1 step forward, 2 steps back...
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I have a feeling maybe two people requested this.

Adobe seems to want to make all the shortcuts and functions/commands work the same across the creative cloud universe, but mostly so far it's been photoshop getting the butt of changes in that regard.. It's like adobe is saying we don't care about the way photoshop has worked since 1990, it must work like InDesign or Illustrator or some other creative clound app. No body ever complained on the adobe forums for more than 20 yrs and all of a sudden it's one of the most requested features, really?

All that being said the feature doesn't even work as advertised anyway, so i reverted all our machines back as soon as the workaround posted by ryze was available.

Here's a clue to the bug. When in Transform Mode click on the Maintain aspect ratio button in the tool options bar and be led down the path of transform run amuck..


Now if adobe would only allow us the same pleasure with that god awful Auto-commit.

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AMAZING! Thank you for the help :)
This update makes sense. 
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(...)Alt + Shift to scale from center has also been lost because of it.
Excelent point!
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The most ridiculous compatibility they did I still can't understand that has to do with mentioned other Adobe applications is that they did in CC 2018 and kept in CC 2019 that made me to stay still in CS6 Extended. I have no idea how that what's said in first reply to following topic is so important taking into consideration that you work in Photoshop with many documents while in Illustrator or InDesign rather with one at once. They forced us to some nonsense behaviour in Ps only that was (not explained what exactly!) the same with other applications for some reason, but did anyone thought how much that change affected work in Photoshop? JEA, you was shocked like me:

https://feedback.photoshop.com/photoshop_family/topics/photoshop-cc-2018-ctrl-tab-not-bringing-up-mi...
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Is there a way to turn this feature off?
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Kris Hunt

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Of course not, because screwing long time pro users is the Adobe Way.
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In the original complaint it refers to Shape, which i guess means a Shape Layer or Path, yet adobe did not implement the proportional transform is now the default behavior of transform in Photoshop with vector graphics (shapes/paths) so how can this be marked solved?
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Kris Hunt

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It wasn't intended to refer to vectors only.
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Kukurykus

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They should change status again to: unsovled :)
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I'm also facing this problem
previous PS when i use transform function, press shift and drag from the corner will auto constrain
with this new version CC 2019, even a square also become rectangle.
I had already updated but no use.
please help
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Christine Uren

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Winter--see Alejandro E's post below. It explains all. 
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This is what happens when Adobe is marketed to the masses vs professionals. I have spent 25 years using this software and the muscle memory is hard coded. Spent years fighting against untrained clients distorting images. Anybody remember when Adobe CC came out and they touted  that the whole suite would operate with the same controls...
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It drives me crazy to see distorted images! It used to work in photshop to hold shift key,so what happened!!!
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Daniel Wasiluk

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Who the hell thought this is a good idea? There is no consistency at all. Smart object -> hold shift ,  Vector graphics -> don't hold shift, Normal graphics -> hold shift. WHAT THE HELL? Make up your minds!
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The shift key is not working at all in Photoshop CC.  This is frustrating as hell.
 wtf Adobe
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Mariah Parker

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Adobe needs to consult with the actual professionals who use the product daily before they make stupid decisions to break things that we use daily.  
 
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Mariah Parker

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Please advise... how the hell can we scale proportionally now.  The shift key and all the other permutations do not do a thing! Why did you break this???
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Mariah Parker

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Hannah, there should be an option to revert to legacy transform for us professional users. Does Adobe have any interest in supporting the professionals who use this everyday?
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OMG is this really happening? I googled this question and landed here. So after decades of doing things one way, you've changed it to be the exact opposite — but not for the entire suite, just one of the programs. So now I have to be aware of which program I'm in so I can remember if I need to do it one way or the opposite way? Unbelievable. These kind of inane changes happen with every update, and my speed and productivity go down every time. Truly you guys are the worst. 
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Kris Hunt

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It has been like this with positive vs negative rotation values for many years. I still can't remember which programs do it which way. And I always guess wrong. Absolutely ridiculous.
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Nicholas Kelly

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This is absolutely maddening - can you please stop randomly changing things!

Believe it or not, some us have actual jobs to do, and this constant and seemingly arbitrary messing around with the interface (in Illustrator too) just gets in the way...
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This is infuriating. Shift to constrain proportions is muscle memory. Changing this feature for no reason is like rearranging the letters on the keyboard. You need to give us a tickbox to opt out of this pointless change so we can move through the creative suite without having an aneurysm. 
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Can we please get a fix for this stupid change!
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This is absolutely insane. Holding shift to constrain proportions is the standard for other Adobe programs, why shouldn't it be the same for Photoshop? Do the Photoshop developers not communicate with the developers of InDesign, Illustrator, etc.? Do they not communicate with actual USERS?
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This is absolutely insane. Holding shift to constrain proportions is the standard for other Adobe programs, why shouldn't it be the same for Photoshop? Do the Photoshop developers not communicate with the developers of InDesign, Illustrator, etc.? Do they not communicate with actual USERS?
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I often resize selections to cover up other parts of an image using the middle handle — now this handle will enlarge the selection in both directions. When I hold down command I can drag it one direction only, but it will easily skew up or down. It is hard to understand why these functions have been changed. As said above, we have a job to do and many years of using these tools has made us experts in this, working quick and effortless with our tools. Now, how am I going to resize a selection any way using the middle handle and keeping the motion in angle?Sorry for my bad english, I'm Norwegian :)
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For anybody who wants to revert back to the old faithful way of doing things, this is the method to do so from John McAssey in the https://feedback.photoshop.com/photoshop_family/topics/constrained-resize-ps-cc-20 thread:

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

  1. Use Notepad (Windows) or a text editor on Mac OS 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\
    • macOS: //Users/[User Name]/Library/Preferences/Adobe Photoshop CC 2019 Settings/

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This is the official response from Adobe: new feature, use Shift to *un* constrain.  Constrain to fixed aspect is now on by default.  

In other words, you don't need to press Shift to constrain proportions, just drag any corner to the size you want.


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    Thanks, Captain Obvious!
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    THANKS, ALEJANDRO! 
    I just signed up to thank you in person! I was mad already!
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    Matthew Warren

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    Thanks! It took an hour to find the correct answer!
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    jon toovey

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    OH MY!!!!!! I WANT TO HUG YOU!!!!!
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    Catherine Zanghi

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    Great! wish they made a big banner for it though!
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    Johannes Graf

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    PS 20.0.2 however, when transforming an object while NOT pressing shift, proportions are constrained, but OBJECTS DO NOT SNAP TO GUIDELINES. So I have to press shift to make the object snap to the guidelines, but then proportions are changed.

    WAHT TO DO ABOUT THIS? ADOBE PLEASE FIX AND UPDATE!
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    Alejandro you rockstar!
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    You the man :-)

    Ever since Adobe came out with Libraries, they've been on my shit list. Too bad there isn't a script to remove that "feature".
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    thank you thank you!!! i don't have time for this change right now. 
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    GENIUS! Works like a charm. But pros shouldn't have to hack a software that should have never been changed in the first place. Thanks for the hack.
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    But what happened to the middle handle? Why would you not make it possible to extend a square selection in one direction only? I really need to know how I am going to extend a selection in one direction only since this is a function I have been using for years and years - what is now the correct procedure to achieve this?
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    Ben

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    For the love of god, don't fix things that ain't broken. Truly mind-numbing nonsense sorry.
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    doward williams

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    This feature was a total, utter waste of time.
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    Nikole Rose

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    They should've released 20.0 on April 1st.
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    I just spent 20 minutes trying to resize and object in PS 20.0. I could not proportionally scale a placed image. Spent another 10 minutes searching google, trying to figure how to not to bring up old versions of photoshop for the answer. I land here, and the answer is "don't hold shift".

    "Don't hold shift" anymore?

    WUT?

    I have to unlearn how many decades of muscle memory?
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    Yeah, I couldn't find it either. I searched and searched the official Photoshop forum, and nothing came up (except for Illustrator!). I never heard of this "Photoshop Family" place before just now. 
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    PLEASE make a revert to legacy in preferences on this topic. You have inconsistencies amongst your products now. Illustrator and AE (and others) are using the old method and Photoshop is now using this new method. 20+ year photoshop user here... I can adapt but it's super nice to have the option to revert to my old ways if possible. Plus, I teach high schoolers the Adobe package and consistency is key. Thank you. 
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    I wonder will they take us seriously and made such option in preferences with next update or leave with way of .txt file to do the same. I only hope they levae us choise which method we want to use.
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    This is the stupidest update ever. Don't hold shift anymore, Adobe are you serious? I also teach this - don't hold shift in all programs but Photoshop. Lets all have to unlearn something we don't even think about doing since the creation of Photoshop. Just dumb.
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    I am so, so annoyed by this update. I spent 5 minutes trying to understand if I had pressed some sort of button that was canceling out Shift or if my Mac was being glitchy. Then, I remembered I updated Photoshop, so I came here to find out this is a thing that the developers did on purpose. What kind of monsters remove the Shift function without sending out a mass warning to let users know they are fundamentally changing how one of the most used scale methods work? 
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    Me too! Looking for a toggle or something I had accidentally hit. I was hoping there was an easier fix than hacking the program.
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    Michael Verzella

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    @Hannah Nicollet i'd like to know Adobe's reasons for reversing shortcut keys and command behaviors overnight. Who thought this was a good idea? We now need to coach all of our users on the new behaviors, and build custom preference files for others. On each machine we use. Unnecessary and obstructive. 
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    Hannah Nicollet, Quality Engineer

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    Hi Michael,

    Sorry I missed your question earlier. The reasoning behind the change was that today when people grab a window corner to resize it they expect it to resize proportionally.

    Thanks,
    Hannah
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    I'm yet to meet anyone in a professional setting who thinks this with regard to tools - including interns.

    But if it's true, and it's the reason for changing scale tools, do it properly! Changing one tool out of 100s across CC - really? 

    The inconsistency and defence is so embarrassing. It's such low-quality thinking and execution. #face-palm
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    This is a dubious explanation, for when re-sizing any application window in Mac OS or Windows, the proportions are not locked. On Mac, you must hold shift to size proportionally - as was the past photoshop transformation behavior, and the default in all other Adobe apps. What operating system is Adobe using? Does Metal work properly on that one? 

    This is increasingly looking like a bug, being advertised as a feature.
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    I was thinking that as well, none of this makes any sense.

    What’s strange are the responses from Adobe, it’s totally fine to say we messed up, or we should’ve made all tools consistent, or this is part of a wider plan but it was released earlier etc - something that sounds like the truth at least.

    Some people aren’t aware of the change and I’ve found past work from others that’s slightly distorted - when you’ve been doing this for years, you actually drag out quite accurately so I wonder how many other people are clueless about this?
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    Hannah, these people are not professionals who have been using the Adobe Suites. These people are word users. Now your platforms are inconsistent. 
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    IMO it should behave exactly as in Illustrator
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    Ben

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    Agreed, this has always driven me nuts but now it’s a whole new level of stupid.
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    doward williams

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    I've thought the same thing about many of the features between these two products. It's silly updates like this that will push users to new products like figma and Sketch.
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    Mariah Parker

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    Exactly... Adobe really needs to consult with the professionals who use the software every day before they do ridiculous things
     like this.
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    This is ridiculous. What are you doing Adobe? So now in some programs I hold shift, like I've done for 10 years, but in Photoshop it's no longer the default behavior? How does inconsistency between keyboard commands from one application to another equal an improvement. Shift to constrain should be the default. Was someone actually complaining about this? So now I have to train my hand and mind to hold shift in other applications but not Photoshop? Please give us an option to revert to legacy.
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    I've wondered for years why it DIDN'T work this way. Almost every time I go to scale an object, I want it proportional ... why did I have to hold down the shift key for what most of my colleagues agree should be the default behavior. I do, however, believe in consistency ... so please change Illustrator as well. And thank you ... I can now scale objects without having to set down my cup of coffee :)
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    Yes but how do I increase the height of a shape later on? I've tried unlocking the proportions but it doesn't unlock. Argghhh!
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    Rebecca so you're saying that when you hold shift and transform it doesn't free transform?
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    Rebecca is saying, that the chain-link symbol in the options bar does not work as expected any more.
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    Ohhhh I finally see. OMG. This change just took me days to figure out. I've been using PS for 20yrs and when you are plugging away at your work it's hard to find the time to stop and relearn new features. Got it now. 
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    Pro users shouldn't have to waste even 5 min trying to understand a completely unnecessary modification of something that was never broken. Glad that you figured it out though.
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    @Donnie Chance 
    Yep but do it right. Talk it through, announce it widely, make it work the same in all apps - then release it.

    Inconstancies across apps in the suite is already sloppy, this change sums up decades of frustration for many of us. We don't need another Apple, anyone remember FCPX? I switched to Premiere because of this kind of nonsense.

    Just do it right - our clients expect nothing less, is it really so hard?
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    Kukurykus

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    You are right. btw there's option to comment one's post ;)
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    Rebecca Heinemann

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    OMG please revert back to the old way. I hate this new feature. 
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    Rebecca Heinemann

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    I'm still trying to figure out how to be able to increase the width of my squares while the height stays the same. Even if I turn off the lock the proportions stay locked. I'm going crazy. All I can think of doing is to created a whole new shape. I'm so confused.HELP!
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    Hold shift and Alt/Option while dragging the width out.
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    If you're talking about shapes you made with the rectangle tool, it's apparently the opposite of the picture-resizing system. Go to your shape layer, hit "command-T," and just grab any handle to resize the width or height. If you hold down the shift key, the proportions will be constrained. 
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    I'm doing this and both height and width are changing. I just need one to change. Even when I turn off the lock it still does it.
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    Hi Rebecca,

    So when you just do a transform (not holding shift) it still does a free transform? If that's the case can you please go to Help > System Info and then copy and paste the contents of that window in your reply?

    Thanks,
    Hannah
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    It's still proportionally constraining the shape. I just want to change the height of the box. 
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    Rebecca Heinemann

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    The only way for me to resize the height (of an existing shape from when I was using the previous version of PS) is to recreate it entirely.
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    This ill-thought through change and jaw-dropping inconsistencies is a constant frustration. Not only is it typical bone-headed corporate nonsense, it was a calculated decision - we all know these kinds of meetings right? Make the change but do it right, so embarrassing.
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    This is adobe's attempt to be more user friendly for those who aren't trained professionals and appeal to a few more people who aren't in their customer base. Unfortunately in an effort to grab a few more customers they ignored their loyal, trained, established customer base that they were originally creating the product for. Adobe lost focus. Bad move. Please stick to supporting your products for the trained professionals in which they were intended. Thanks.
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    I'm a little surprised there's so much passionate animosity over this usability change. I've used Photoshop since the early 90's ... and yes, I like consistency in vendor products (so I'm waiting for the illustrator change), but this "constrain proportions" should really be the default. In 5 years, we'll be saying "remember when you had to train people to hold down the shift key first". I'm just glad the "keep-it-like-it-is-because-I-don't-want-change" groups didn't rule the auto industry ... otherwise I'd still be pulling down the license plate to fill-up. Make it easier for people (new users, new revenue) to enjoy and learn more quickly ... smart.
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    No one's going to be signing up for a subscription because they don't need to occasionally hold down shift. And catering to the market segment who may only use Ps a few times per year is really shooting yourself in the foot.

    Ps is a professional tool used by hundreds of thousands of professionals and needs to be treated as such. Having a lock to constrain is fine, but this was poorly implemented. 
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    Donnie, I have no issue with a change like this in principle but this change isn't consistent within Photoshop itself.

    Why not do it right? Identify how fundamental the change is (very), identify how it impacts tools within the app (many), identify how it impacts apps in the suite (all apps). Then change everything and announce it properly. Is that really so hard?

    The 'passionate animosity' is not just because of the change, the sloppy implementation, and the lazy announcement, it sums up a growing annoyance with inconsistencies, and the way new features are prioritised: design by committee, or corporate priorities. 

    Show some design leadership and do it right. Our clients would nail us to the wall if did the same to them because we're in a relationship with them, and that's how relationships work (think FCPX, Aperture or Quark Express - fortunes can change quickly).
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    What Ben said--there isn't consistency. For example, resizing vector shapes still requires you to hold the shift key to constrain proportions. Would a new user intuitively understand this? 

    Personally, I found the change especially annoying because I wasted a lot of time searching for bugs in my app--deleting preference files and the like--since it didn't occur to me that such a standard thing would suddenly be changed. I searched the Adobe forums to see what was causing the problem, and got nothing useful, until I encountered the separate "Photoshop Family" forum (I can't say I understand why Adobe hosts two community forums for Photoshop). Is there some place Adobe announced this that I missed? 

    The way the "Quality Engineer" (who I guess works for Adobe?) described it wasn't very helpful to me, either: "Photoshop 20.0 proportional transform is now the default behavior of transform in Photoshop (except with regard to vector graphics)." Saying "proportional transform is now the default behavior of transform" makes sense in hindsight, but seeing it in the middle of the confusion didn't make it clear to me that we were supposed to stop holding down the shift key. 
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    Ben ... I don't disagree with the "notification" or "announcement" part. But I'm imaging how that would play out. I can imagine an effort by Adobe to inform their customer base of new changes ... and for whatever reason, the communication isn't delivered well enough, it never is, to truly inform and prepare the masses. The fact is that I too had to do a quick search to figure out what was going on after the update ... it was a bit surprising, but not earth shattering. Actually, I agree with several of your observations ... I work with corporations that have 90K+ employees ... if Adobe adopted their type of "robust and thorough" change management process for Photoshop, it would never be the product it is today. I'm not saying be reckless ... but, as a daily user of Photoshop, this, and all of the other recent enhancements, aren't making me hate Adobe.
    It's interesting to see the fervor behind this particular change. I'm guessing Adobe is noting the activity : )

    BTW ... thanks for the respectful reply ... it's always disappointing to find myself in an unproductive discussion and wondering how I got there.
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    Christine Uren

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    "The fact is that I too had to do a quick search to figure out what was going on after the update ... it was a bit surprising, but not earth shattering."But it wasn't a "quick search" for all of us. I did several searches before I hit the answer, and so did a number of other people posting here. 
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    Hey Donnie, a fundamental change to the way graphics software has worked for 30+ years was always going to cause friction but that's frustrating, not infuriating. 

    What makes it infuriating, is that the change probably needed to happen in a 100 different places across CC but it was only made in one app, in one place. 

    That's low-quality work in anyone's book and that's what gets under people's skin. Yes, Adobe will write this off as 'you can't teach old dogs new tricks' but that's an over-simplification and a convenient excuse for poor work.

    The half-baked way this change was implemented is well below the quality threshold for professional software, that's why I (and many others who can't be bothered posting/voting/liking) are annoyed.

    It's not good enough, period.
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    "the change probably needed to happen in a 100 different places " ... that's a fair statement. Consistency is quality. I look at all the comments that attacked this change as though the people "outside of the change" have all the data necessary to show this was pure and simple ... sloppy work. I'm not in Adobe's meetings ... I don't have knowledge of the full myriad of challenges it takes to make any one change to Ps ... but I have attended many meetings with worldwide companies making similar process changes. And sometimes ... a lot of times ... a change that looks completely baffling, had some unique challenges and/or variables that required that change to be made in the way it was made. I've also seen companies live with a burdensome, unintuitive costly process because they simply could not find an "acceptable" solution for change.

    Maybe ... just maybe ... the cost to change a default constrained proportion in every place necessary to satisfy all users at once ... would have taken a very long time and maybe this would increase the development budget significantly ... and maybe this would have injected some risk to the application stability ... requiring additional resources for regression testing ... so that a final product could be released ... in 2025? with increased subscription prices? If  you had all the same data as the people making change would you still say it was "half-baked"?

    I'd like to believe that companies like Adobe have some fairly intelligent leaders who understand the value of a company's relationship with it's support base (aka customers).  And that these leaders are part of the decision making process. Maybe someday I'll run into one of them in a coffee shop. If I do ... I'll ask them to at least provide a road-map next time (even if it's a work in progress) so we can better prepare. 
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    I couldn't agree more, making this change would've taken ages and been hugely costly which makes the decision even more baffling. 

    Many of us have built careers unraveling a small inconsistency which has ballooned into a massive problem and it's 10,000 times worse when it involves code. So why go there?

    Touch apps/tools are an entirely different context, it's totally fine if they work differently, especially when it comes at the expense of making all other tools within the same context work the opposite way. That's just, well... stupid..

    I'm sure the story of this decision is like the millions of other corporate decisions, we've all been there and it's sad, horrible and deflating. What a bummer.
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    Tim

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    Please do not mark this thread as solved when it is absolutely not solved.
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    Kris Hunt

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    Agreed. Adobe, please stop patting yourself on the back.
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    I'm having such trouble with the proportional resizing that I've had to go back and use PS 19.1. Also why do I have to hit Command H twice now to get the Type tool to unselect? Good god I hate this new version. I've been a user since 1999 and this is the worst update ever!
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    Hi,

    Making uniform scaling the default without holding shift is probably the right move by Adobe, although it will take some time to get used to for old users like me. However for smart objects and vectors, it still uses the old behavior, so this is really confusing because of the inconsistency.

    Please spend more time in QA/beta before you release features like this to the public! It should be obvious that changing this behavior for one type of objects should also be consistently changed across the application regardless of whether it's paths, smart objects or pixels.

    Next time I would suggest holding back the feature until it is complete (at least along one singular app), but all software companies seem to have this idea that you need to release X amount of features in X amount of time to justify subscription fees!

    */rant off!*
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    jcrandell56

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    OMG. You guys are crazy. Just figure it out and quit whining. It works and makes better sense.
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    Ben

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    @jcrandell56 'It works and makes better sense' 

    Great, then why not change it everywhere? We still have to hold shift while transforming text and other objects in PS so the 'whining' is also because of the half-baked, inconsistent implementation. It's pathetic.
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    Amy Morelli

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    OMG it doesn't work better and make better sense.. LOL  Not if you're a professional that has been making a living with the software for 20 years.  ADOBE- you need to cater to your core audience, 
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    It makes better scenes if it was implemented initially & was across the board for all Adobe software like it was before. But it’s inconsistent and a shift from over 30 years of existence. You don’t change a steering wheel to a joy stick on a car and expect people to embrace it!
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    Just another inconsistency across the CC line. Much like the fact that in EVERY Adobe software Command H hides the application, but not in Illustrator. Dumb. People like me make a living with this software. Don't screw with 25 years in.
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    Christine Uren

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    Yeah, I thought I would be used to it by now, but the fact that it works differently depending on what type of layer you're resizing is confusing. 
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    Ben

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    That aspect is the thing that makes this an embarrassing mess. Seriously, WTF?
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    Mariah Parker

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    Hey everyone, try going to Photoshop prefs ==> Performance and checking Legacy Compositing.  This worked for me after I changed the prefs and restarted PS.  
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    Aargh, I thought changing the prefs was working, but tried again and it's not.