PHOTOSHOP CC 2015 - RESIZE HANDLES HAVE DISAPPEARED

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Can someone help me. I'm totally sunk if I can't figure this out. Perhaps it will be you Chris Cox again. Sorry, I'm just having a very difficult time with strange things happening in PS CC 2015. I do composites a lot. All of a sudden when I bring another photo in a photo I'm currently working on, I cannot find the handles to resize it any longer. I have tried everything. I have looked in every menu and I have shut down and restarted Photoshop. Nothing has worked. Please Help!

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Did you have "show transform controls" enabled in the move tool options bar?
Or are you referring to Free Transform?
Or are you perhaps referring to the Free Transform controls that show when you place a file into your document?

View->Show contains some options that also could hide the transform controls temporarily.
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Yes, Chris, thanks for replying again, I am referring to the Free Transform controls that show when I place a file in my document (photo)--your 3rd question. BTW, the first thing I did was make sure the "Show Transform Controls" was checked but it makes no difference. So let's say I have a photo I'm working on and then I go to Finder and pick one of my textures to add to my photo. When it opens up, there are no resizing handles that used to be there. I never had to click on Command+T or anything else, they were just there. There are no longer visible and I cannot resize a photo unless I make it a smart object and then click Command +T (or at least that's what I did this morning to be able to resize a photo. I think there is something that was normally on, now off?
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Opening the photo won't show transform handles.
PLACING the photo into your document would show transform handles.

But also, you can show transform handles when selecting any layer if you have that option enabled in the move tool options bar.
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Yes, I could not get handles doing exactly what you are talking about, but it seems to have finally corrected itself. Thanks, Chris. I think walking away from Photoshop today did the trick. I will try not to bug you for a while!
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I was also having trouble with the resizing handles not showing. After reading Chris Cox and checked the 'Show Transform Controls' and guess what? The resizing handles decided to appear.

Thanks Guys
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Show Layer Edges was what got me what I was looking for.