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Anchor/Origin point doesn't work in new transform (2019)

New Here ,
Feb 07, 2019 Feb 07, 2019

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Its well documented that the new transform feature is frustrating a lot of people, but I haven't seen much discussion around this specific issue. I understand how to transform proportionally and non-proportionally with the new PS, but the anchor point seems to be just for show now. The anchor point doesn't work. For my work I need to be able to overlay two objects and transform one to match the other. I used to line up a specific point, set my anchor point there, and then transform the second object to match the other. Now I set my anchor point and transform but it never transforms around the anchor point. I have to now do this dance of scaling a little, then nudging the second object back into place. Scale and nudge, scale and nudge. This is wasting a lot of my time. Does anyone have any fixes? Reverting to old versions is not practical for my work flow. I need a fix for PS 2019. Please help!

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Advocate , Feb 07, 2019 Feb 07, 2019
Hello there. I just figured it out. It is no longer working as far as I can tell, if when you are in transform, you just click and drag on a corner. But it does at other times.First, you need to make sure the center point is turned on with the check box in the upper left corner. When you check it, you will see the center point of the grid next to it highlight and you will have the floating center point dead center on your image.In this example, I moved the center point into the center of the red...

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Feb 07, 2019 Feb 07, 2019

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Hello there. I just figured it out. It is no longer working as far as I can tell, if when you are in transform, you just click and drag on a corner. But it does at other times.

First, you need to make sure the center point is turned on with the check box in the upper left corner. When you check it, you will see the center point of the grid next to it highlight and you will have the floating center point dead center on your image.

Screen Shot 2019-02-07 at 6.42.44 PM.png

In this example, I moved the center point into the center of the red cross hairs on the left. Then, instead of using the corner points, I used the numbers up on the top and the scaling followed the center point exactly. No matter where you put it, as long as you use the number boxes on the top, it will always follow that center point.

Screen Shot 2019-02-07 at 6.43.29 PM.png

Though you can use the corner controls to do rotation around the floating center point.

Screen Shot 2019-02-07 at 6.43.50 PM.png

I hpe that helps you with your projects.

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New Here ,
Feb 08, 2019 Feb 08, 2019

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Thank you Daniel very much for this information. This is at least some kind of work around, and transform will once again be functional, which is a great relief.

To the rest of the Adobe community: while this is technically correct, it is still unsatisfying as it will change my work flow. Does anyone know how to get a hold of Adobe? I don't know why they decided that this change was a good idea. When you have to visually scale different objects, what is the point of having corner points if they do not function? I would very much like an explanation and a chance to talk to Adobe about this.

Does anyone know of any way to make the corner features work with the anchor points? Thank you!!!!

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New Here ,
Jun 13, 2019 Jun 13, 2019

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Yay! The anchor point was not showing up for me at all and I was at a loss of what I should do for cropping a bunch of scanned paintings. That little checkbox has saved my life. I even scanned through the release notes and did not see anything about this! (Not that it wasn't there, just that it wasn't easily visible. You would think such an integral operation change would be more boldly publicized.)

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New Here ,
Nov 05, 2021 Nov 05, 2021

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This does not work for me - wherever I put the anchor point, even when using the number values to scale, it has no affect, just scales as if it was centered. If I move it and then scale, it also places the point back in the center of the scaled object.

Adobe are idiots - constantly changing an interface and not being clear they have done it is just ridiculous. 

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All I want to do is add some arrows to a flow diagram - because of this nonsense I am now using an arrow PNG from the web and deleting its tail to be the required length - crazy!

 

Thanks Adobe - you just added an hour of fiddling to my day. Could not be more clunky if they tried.

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