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Photoshop transform controls disappearing even though "show transform controls" is on.

Community Beginner ,
Jul 16, 2015 Jul 16, 2015

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I was hunting around for ages because this new issue popped up where my transform controls would just... no longer show up. I could still move my image around but couldn't scale the image when selected. To fix this (without restarting photoshop) you will need to go into "freeze transform" mode. To do this the quick way, just hit ctr+t then up the top hit the little tick and they should reappear.

Hope that helps someone.

Liam the llama

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Adobe Community Professional , Jul 16, 2015 Jul 16, 2015
Or you have View>Extras unchecked.

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Jul 16, 2015 Jul 16, 2015

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Maybe you just need to check Show Transform Controls in the tool options for the Move Tool.

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Community Beginner ,
Jul 16, 2015 Jul 16, 2015

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Next time it happens I'll try that one out as well,

Thanks for the tip

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Aug 21, 2021 Aug 21, 2021

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This is what fixed it for me. Thank you.

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Jul 16, 2015 Jul 16, 2015

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Community Beginner ,
Jul 16, 2015 Jul 16, 2015

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Oh no no, in the heading of this thread I said even though "show transform controls" is on. Thats the issue. Even though thats ticked on they will disappear. You can click that on and off as much as you like they aren't going to return unless you go into freeze transform mode and out again.

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Aug 08, 2021 Aug 08, 2021

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Just happened to me, Perfect answer thank you so much!

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Jul 16, 2015 Jul 16, 2015

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Or you have View>Extras unchecked.

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Jul 27, 2018 Jul 27, 2018

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Thanks for that, was driving me crazy! Though it was a grouping issue.

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New Here ,
Sep 22, 2018 Sep 22, 2018

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Great!
after crazy hours: finally!

Thanks

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New Here ,
Jul 16, 2020 Jul 16, 2020

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This helped me.  Thank you so much @Liamthellama.  I know this post is 5 years old but it worked for me using Adobe Photoshop CC 2020.

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Apr 09, 2021 Apr 09, 2021

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It worked for me also. The other ideas did not though. 

Saved me so much time!

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May 24, 2021 May 24, 2021

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Helped me!!!! Thank you!!!

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Jun 04, 2021 Jun 04, 2021

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Still helping people in June 2021. Nice one!

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