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Constrained Resize?

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Mar 01, 2019

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iMacPro, Photoshop CC 2019

For all these years, holding down the Shift key while dragging out a corner handle resized an object or text proportionally.

Now, the Control key on my Mac keyboard is required.

Can I switch that back to Shift? ....a preference somewhere? I am getting used to it, however.

Thanks in advance,

MJ

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Correct answer by Michael Bullo | Adobe Community Professional

Hi MJ,

It's true that Adobe has switched the functionality of Transform so that using the Shift key now scales things disproportionately. Dragging out a transform is proportional by default now and doesn't require any keys. I don't believe you need to be holding down the Control key.

There are many web pages which show how to revert to the previous functionality. I haven't personally done this but a quick Google search revealed one such page…

https://photoshoptrainingchannel.com/photoshop-proportional-scale-transform/

Cheers,

Michael

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Constrained Resize?

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iMacPro, Photoshop CC 2019

For all these years, holding down the Shift key while dragging out a corner handle resized an object or text proportionally.

Now, the Control key on my Mac keyboard is required.

Can I switch that back to Shift? ....a preference somewhere? I am getting used to it, however.

Thanks in advance,

MJ

Adobe Community Professional
Correct answer by Michael Bullo | Adobe Community Professional

Hi MJ,

It's true that Adobe has switched the functionality of Transform so that using the Shift key now scales things disproportionately. Dragging out a transform is proportional by default now and doesn't require any keys. I don't believe you need to be holding down the Control key.

There are many web pages which show how to revert to the previous functionality. I haven't personally done this but a quick Google search revealed one such page…

https://photoshoptrainingchannel.com/photoshop-proportional-scale-transform/

Cheers,

Michael

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Hi MJ,

It's true that Adobe has switched the functionality of Transform so that using the Shift key now scales things disproportionately. Dragging out a transform is proportional by default now and doesn't require any keys. I don't believe you need to be holding down the Control key.

There are many web pages which show how to revert to the previous functionality. I haven't personally done this but a quick Google search revealed one such page…

https://photoshoptrainingchannel.com/photoshop-proportional-scale-transform/

Cheers,

Michael

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Mar 02, 2019

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Thanks! I "assumed" I needed to use one of the qualifier keys to resize proportionally. I tried each one, until it appeared that using the Control key was the correct new one. After the explanations above, I see it is not needed at all. I had just watched a video by a Mac user, and he used the Shift key, but it might have been an older.

Yes, I'd probably click a preference box to change it back if it were available. This is just another case of having to add a note about the new version if trying to explain how to do something in Photoshop. It might also break some people's older actions.

Thanks again!

Mike Jackson

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Mar 01, 2019

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Can I switch that back to Shift? ....a preference somewhere?

Adobe provides the steps to revert to the old behaviour in the online User Guide which few people (me included) seem to read.

Transform objects in Photoshop

It should be a Preference setting rather than forcing users to fiddle with text files but at least it exists.

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There have been many complaints about this change. You can request that Adobe switch back to Shift key at

Feature Request/Bug Report Form

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