CC 2019 Photoshop resize proportion problem

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Oct 31, 2018 Oct 31, 2018

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I'm getting an issue here with Photoshop with proportional resizing.  Holding shift keys or alt keys or shift+alt keys does not work.  Here is a video of what the issue is in regards.  Is anyone else experiencing this? 

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Oct 31, 2018 Oct 31, 2018

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Hi,

Can you please try these methods.

1: Transform proportionally by defaul

Photoshop now transforms most layer types (such as pixel layers, type layers, bitmaps, Placed Smart Objects) proportionally by default. Shapes and paths, that is vectors, still transform non-proportionally by default.

When transforming a layer, you no longer need to hold down the Shift key while dragging a corner handle to resize a selected layer to constrain its proportions. Anytime you drag a corner handle during transform and move it, the layer resizes proportionally. Holding down the Shift key now resizes non-proportionally when you drag a corner handle during transform.

To resize a layer proportionally during transform, do the following:

  1. Select the layer(s) you want to resize in the Layers panel.
  2. Press Command + T (Mac) / Control + T (Win). Alternatively, choose Edit > Free Transform.
  3. Drag a corner handle on the bounding box to resize the layer.
  4. Commit the changes.

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2: Go to Edit > Preferences > Performance and Check Legacy Compositing

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If mentioned above method works for you that will be great.

Otherwise can you please reset photoshop preferences and reboot photoshop.

Go to Edit > Preferences > General > Reset

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Nov 05, 2018 Nov 05, 2018

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Hi! I tried all these steps. None of them worked so far. Any other solutions you could suggest we try?

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New Here ,
Nov 05, 2018 Nov 05, 2018

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Oh! I just realized that the new Photoshop now has inverted functions as explained above. I have spent many years with Photoshop using the <shift> feature to proportionally resize layers and only this time had that been changed.

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Nov 05, 2018 Nov 05, 2018

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Yes. It is the new behavior.

Check this out.

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New Here ,
Jul 11, 2021 Jul 11, 2021

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Hi. I tried the edit - free transform tool with the layer selected, but the box to resize is showing up over to the side and is not letting me grab the image to resize. What am I doing wrong?

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jul 11, 2021 Jul 11, 2021

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Can you zoom out to grab the handles?

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New Here ,
Jul 11, 2021 Jul 11, 2021

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I can grab the handles of the box, yes, but it is not around the layer I want, though I have selected that layer. 

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jul 11, 2021 Jul 11, 2021

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Try unchecking Auto-select in the options bar. That way the layer moved will be the layer selected in the layers panel.

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Jul 11, 2021 Jul 11, 2021

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It's still doing the same thing. 

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Oct 31, 2018 Oct 31, 2018

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Hi there,

It's a 3d element?

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New Here ,
Jan 23, 2019 Jan 23, 2019

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I'm having the same issue!!!

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New Here ,
Aug 20, 2019 Aug 20, 2019

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I was having the same issue, but following "Edit > Preferences > Performance and Check Legacy Compositing" resolved the issue. 

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New Here ,
Sep 16, 2019 Sep 16, 2019

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While it is an extremely annoying change in CC2019, to do the restrain-proportions resize, when you place or free-transform a layer, click on the resize boxes to resize proportionally with ONLY the ALT key (or without if centering is not important). If you press SHIFT, it will NOT keep the proportions, sadly. 

 

Basically, just don't hold down SHIFT while resizing and it'll do what it's supposed to do.

I hope this helps some people. 

 

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Community Beginner ,
Jan 09, 2020 Jan 09, 2020

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This is so ridiculous that Adobe would make this change to something so basic as a proportional 'transform' - 

I do not understand what is happening to the company - change for the sake of change is NOT good

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jan 09, 2020 Jan 09, 2020

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Hi Alicia - If you don't like it , and are using the current version (V21) then just turn it off in Preferences > General >Use Legacy Free Transform

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Jul 11, 2021 Jul 11, 2021

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Hi. I used the edit - free transform tool with the layer selected and the box to resize shows up over to the side of the layer, so it is not letting me grab it to resize. What am I doing wrong?

 

 

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