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Command-T (Transform) bounding box is entire canvas, not intended shape.

New Here ,
Jul 12, 2021 Jul 12, 2021

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Photoshop 22.4.2 MacOS running on Catalina 10.15.7.

Often, when I select something that needs to be transformed, then press "Command-T" (for transform), the bounding box does not surround the item I chose, but instead the entire canvas. I don't know why it happens sometimes and then goes away. 

I just painted a shape onto the screen using a brush. Then I pressed "Command-T" and the bounding box was surrounding only the shape. Then I clicked out and back into Photoshop (by clicking on the Desktop) and also off the layer, then re-selected the layer. Then when I pressed Command-T, the bounding box was the entire canvas. 

Can this be fixed?

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Adobe Community Professional , Jul 12, 2021 Jul 12, 2021
Looks like your in Quick Mask Mode. Press Q to Exit Quick Mask Mode or click on the Quick Mask icon in the toolbox.

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Jul 12, 2021 Jul 12, 2021

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this seems weird. But by the LOOKS of it, without seeing your layers, I would assume you have the white background layer selected, rather then the shape?...... OR  its just acting extremely bizarre. And in that case, try restarting Photoshop holding down Command+Option+Shift to clear preferences and see if that helps.

 

I hope so.

 

best,

mark

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The layer in questiosn is very much not the size of the entire canvas. It is smaller. This also happens with paths that I select and attempt to transform.

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If the current layer is canvas size it would be if your transforming the layer.

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The layer in question is very much amsller than the canvas. This also happens with paths that I select and attempt to transform.

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Looks like your in Quick Mask Mode. Press Q to Exit Quick Mask Mode or click on the Quick Mask icon in the toolbox.

 

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Jul 13, 2021 Jul 13, 2021

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Whoa! hahahahaha

I don't know how I did that, but thanks so much!

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nice catch Jeff!

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