I'm not crazy - default scaling of layer effects

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Apr 22, 2020

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At some point, years ago, I had my preferences set to scale layer effects by default (somehow) when using free transform. It's been like this for me for years and years and years. I know this, because I truly can't remember the last time I had to change a stroke weight after scaling something down. Now, since my most recent update, it's not like that anymore. And when I google it, I feel like I'm being punked. Anyone out here have thoughts on this?

 

(NOTE: I am aware of "Layer > Layer Styles > Scale Effects", but this opens the percent scale dialog and I'm talking --- I could free transform anything with strokes, shadows, glows, etc. and they scaled with the object.

 

I feel like I'm losing my mind.

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I'm not crazy - default scaling of layer effects

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At some point, years ago, I had my preferences set to scale layer effects by default (somehow) when using free transform. It's been like this for me for years and years and years. I know this, because I truly can't remember the last time I had to change a stroke weight after scaling something down. Now, since my most recent update, it's not like that anymore. And when I google it, I feel like I'm being punked. Anyone out here have thoughts on this?

 

(NOTE: I am aware of "Layer > Layer Styles > Scale Effects", but this opens the percent scale dialog and I'm talking --- I could free transform anything with strokes, shadows, glows, etc. and they scaled with the object.

 

I feel like I'm losing my mind.

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I know the Image Size has a Scale Styles when you resample a Document.  I do not believe Free Transform has a scale style option setting.

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Free Transform just has interpolation option

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Same issue here. It used to be a checkbox in the General preferences, now it's nowhere to be found. 

 

Scaling anything with effects is now a pain. Either remember the exact percentage you scaled or readjust effects settings manually. 

 

Why would they change it? 

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What version of photoshop had a general preference like that? I do not see it in the versions of Photoshop I have installed on my Window machine.

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In Illustrator yes, in Photoshop, no...

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I think you are remembering Scale Styles in Image Size dialogue. Read this thread https://feedback.photoshop.com/photoshop_family/topics/photoshop_scale_layer_styles on Photoshop family site where one of responders is Chris Cox who was lead developer in Photoshop team for years, he must know wether feature was available or not.

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You aren't imaging things. There was a "scale strokes and effects" under preferences, general. Its gone now and I have hunted everywhere and can not find it making it a royal pain to constantly use layer style, scale effects.  Adobe Why ??!

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Hello, there IS a "Scale strokes and effects" in preferences/General, but not in Photoshop, as it is in Illustrator: 

https://www.vectordiary.com/tips-and-tricks/scaling-strokes-effects/#:~:text=This%20can%20be%20found....

 

It is a case of the Mandela effect : https://www.healthline.com/health/mental-health/mandela-effect#:~:text=The%20Mandela%20effect%20is%2....

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Hello, you might mix things up: this feature is in Illustrator's preferences, not Photoshop...

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