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could not transform the path because the selected portion of the path does not enclose any pixels

Explorer ,
Aug 15, 2014 Aug 15, 2014

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getting this error today when trying to resize photos in PSD files.

"could not transform the path because the selected portion of the path does not enclose any pixels"

My machine specs are : Intel Core i7 - 9700F CPU @ 3.00 GHZ 8 core 64 GB of ram 64 bit operating system NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 with 164 MB memory Monitor is BenQ PD3200U 4K UHD - hooked up via HDMI
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New Here , Nov 19, 2017 Nov 19, 2017
The reason:You see this error because in some point you have selected the pen tool (P) and then clicked somewhere in the image. This started creating a path. It doesn't matter if you switch the tool - the dot you have created will stay until you close it. The solution: 1. Select the pen tool (click P) 2. Click somewhere on the image (you will see a line appear) 3. Close the path by creating a second line and then connect it to the first dot 4. Right click->Make Selection->Ok 5. Ctrl+D or (cmd+D ...

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Aug 15, 2014 Aug 15, 2014

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Can you post a screen shot of what you're trying to do?  If you're resizing an image, it doesn't matter if paths have pixel.  Normally you get an error like that when you have a selection made that does not have any pixels and you're trying to transform the selection. 

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Explorer ,
Aug 15, 2014 Aug 15, 2014

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Will try and get a screen shot up, but it does this for photos, type, and any elements. Opened a blank file and moved over my images and it worked for a bit, tired to scale a logo and it popped up again.

My machine specs are : Intel Core i7 - 9700F CPU @ 3.00 GHZ 8 core 64 GB of ram 64 bit operating system NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 with 164 MB memory Monitor is BenQ PD3200U 4K UHD - hooked up via HDMI

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Aug 15, 2014 Aug 15, 2014

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When all else fails, did you try resetting your preferences upon starting PS?

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Community Beginner ,
Nov 29, 2016 Nov 29, 2016

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Press ENTER to close that path ->DONE , somewhere when you press P , you make a path without closing it and it appered a small x in your screen , just Enter and you done .

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New Here ,
Nov 11, 2021 Nov 11, 2021

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Thanks, that works

 

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Nov 19, 2017 Nov 19, 2017

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The reason:

You see this error because in some point you have selected the pen tool (P) and then clicked somewhere in the image. This started creating a path. It doesn't matter if you switch the tool - the dot you have created will stay until you close it.

The solution:

1. Select the pen tool (click P)
2. Click somewhere on the image (you will see a line appear)
3. Close the path by creating a second line and then connect it to the first dot
4. Right click->Make Selection->Ok
5. Ctrl+D or (cmd+D for Mac) to close the selection.

You should be all set.

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New Here ,
Aug 13, 2021 Aug 13, 2021

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Thank you very much.

May God bless you.

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New Here ,
Aug 14, 2021 Aug 14, 2021

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Thank you so much this has been driving me crazy for days!!!

 

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New Here ,
May 29, 2018 May 29, 2018

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Worked like a charm...Awesome this is on here..Thanks so much!!!!!

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New Here ,
Jun 09, 2018 Jun 09, 2018

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So i had this issue and it turns out it was because i had multiple pictures open to copy and paste and the selection box was still active on the picture I was copying from. Once i deselected there, I could transform again on the photo i was working on

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New Here ,
Jun 05, 2020 Jun 05, 2020

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You can also easily delete path by this way;

1. open paths tab from window>paths

2. right click on path in that tab

3. delete path 🙂

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Aug 14, 2021 Aug 14, 2021

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Thank you so much!!!!  Yours was the one that cracked it for me - I tried the one above but yours worked. 

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New Here ,
Nov 24, 2021 Nov 24, 2021

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Simeon Dukov made a great answer. But yours complete his answer in a perfect way!
Thanks a lot!

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New Here ,
Jun 06, 2020 Jun 06, 2020

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it's really helpfull, thank you so much

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Jan 17, 2021 Jan 17, 2021

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maaaaaaaaaaaan thank you it has troubled me for an hour 

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