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I had some text that I needed to rotate in PS CC (Win 7) and the Transform function on the drop down menu was grayed out.
The Control-T shortcut didn't work either. No bounding box would appear so I couldn't rotate the text.
I ended up saving my project to my hard drive, exited PS CC and then reopened PS CC and reopened my project. This time the Transform function was no longer grayed out and I could Transform/rotate my text.
This has happened multiple times and has to be a PS CC bug.
Is this issue being addressed by Adobe?
for anyone who still gets this issue even after following others reply and knowing there is no problem, here are solutions that saved me:
- make sure there is no selection. ctrl+d to unselect
- make sure there is no blank path selected in paths window. just click anywhere except path in paths window
7 years later, I find that I am encountering this same problem.....guess no one ever looked into fixing it. It's so tiring reporting problems like this when you get drilled with a million questions, which is why most problems never get fixed.
Never mind. I see solutions that others have left. Thank you!
Yeah, simply unlocking the layer did the trick for me! Thank you!
For me it was that I didn't have "Show Transform Controls" checked. This checkbox can be seen when the Move (V) Tool is selected on the toolbar. It completely hides the transform box anchors
The reason that my tranform menu options were greyed out was because I had already pressed Ctrl-T and went into the transform mode (which greys out the transform menu items). It wasn't apparent I was in transform mode because of the "Show Transform Controls" box unchecked.
Here's another thread about it: https://community.adobe.com/t5/photoshop-ecosystem-discussions/photoshop-transform-controls-disappea...
I know this is an old question, but the same just happened to me.
There was no obvious selection BUT, I have on PATH selected and, because it was an empty path layer, it was not activating the free transform.
I just clicked outside the path and free transform was now with focus on the layer, not the path.