Photoshop: Transform box that maintains its boundary around the actual size of the object.

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Transform a rectangle about 45 degrees. Click OK.
Hit the transform tool again and the bounding box is no longer accurately around the rectangle's 45 degree shape. it is a large box that surrounds the rectangle. A solution to this would be AMAZING.
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joshua withers

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David Jensen

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Convert it to a smart object before the initial transform.
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joshua withers

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Aaah. yes. I would but there is a bug with smart objects with layer masks. They work fine at first and then the coordinates of the SO's transform box zeros itself out to the top left corner of the document even though my SO is elsewhere in my document. I LOVE smart objects but these basic bugs drive me insane. I was working with somebody at adobe about fixing them but i have yet to see it.
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I agree with this comment Joshua. To find an answer to this topic would be very useful to all Layer forms, but perhaps especially to the Type Layer.

My work around - I name the transformed Layer by the values applied during the initial transform.
(For example Layer name: "Red car_75.23%_-1.3°")

Good Topic!
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It would be great if smart objects wouldn't move in the working canvas when you crop them in their editable state.