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Transform + Shift no longer maintains aspect ratio

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Nov 03, 2018

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I just updated to the latest Photshop CC and now when I transform objects while holding down shift, it doesn't maintain the same ratio- they get all stretched.

Is there a new shortcut to maintain the aspect ratio but increase or decrease the size?

Hi, Yes In PS Cc 2019  Shift no longer maintain the aspect ratio.

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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.

New and enhanced features | Latest release of Photoshop CC

You can revert it.

How do I turn off the new proportional scaling by default behavior while transforming layers?

To revert to the legacy transform behavior, do the following:
Use Notepad (Windows) or a text editor on Mac OS to create a plain text file (.txt).
Type the text below in the text file:

TransformProportionalScale 0

Save the file as "PSUserConfig.txt" to your Photoshop settings folder:
Windows: [Installation Drive]:\Users\[User Name]\AppData\Roaming\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop CC 2019\Adobe Photoshop CC 2019 Settings\
macOS: //Users/[User Name]/Library/Preferences/Adobe Photoshop CC 2019 Settings/

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Transform + Shift no longer maintains aspect ratio

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I just updated to the latest Photshop CC and now when I transform objects while holding down shift, it doesn't maintain the same ratio- they get all stretched.

Is there a new shortcut to maintain the aspect ratio but increase or decrease the size?

Hi, Yes In PS Cc 2019  Shift no longer maintain the aspect ratio.

Check this out.

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.

New and enhanced features | Latest release of Photoshop CC

You can revert it.

How do I turn off the new proportional scaling by default behavior while transforming layers?

To revert to the legacy transform behavior, do the following:
Use Notepad (Windows) or a text editor on Mac OS to create a plain text file (.txt).
Type the text below in the text file:

TransformProportionalScale 0

Save the file as "PSUserConfig.txt" to your Photoshop settings folder:
Windows: [Installation Drive]:\Users\[User Name]\AppData\Roaming\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop CC 2019\Adobe Photoshop CC 2019 Settings\
macOS: //Users/[User Name]/Library/Preferences/Adobe Photoshop CC 2019 Settings/

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Hi, Yes In PS Cc 2019  Shift no longer maintain the aspect ratio.

Check this out.

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.

New and enhanced features | Latest release of Photoshop CC

You can revert it.

How do I turn off the new proportional scaling by default behavior while transforming layers?

To revert to the legacy transform behavior, do the following:
Use Notepad (Windows) or a text editor on Mac OS to create a plain text file (.txt).
Type the text below in the text file:

TransformProportionalScale 0

Save the file as "PSUserConfig.txt" to your Photoshop settings folder:
Windows: [Installation Drive]:\Users\[User Name]\AppData\Roaming\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop CC 2019\Adobe Photoshop CC 2019 Settings\
macOS: //Users/[User Name]/Library/Preferences/Adobe Photoshop CC 2019 Settings/

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Nov 05, 2018

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This reversion works the first time but subsequent launches of Photoshop this stops working and it reverts back to the new default, which is a complete pain in the @ss for those of us who have used Photoshop for decades.  Muscle memory kicks in.  Why change what wasn't broken?  Pointless change.

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Nov 05, 2018

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Yes It is kinda confusing thing for the  old users.

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Community Beginner ,
Nov 14, 2018

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And also for new users, because 99% of all internet tutorials will still say 'hold down SHIFT'. Adobe, stop fixing what isn't broke. Instead, give us features people are asking for!

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Yes. Adobe should do that But they gave option to their users that they can revert it back to its old behavior.

Today they give new updates and fixed some known issues regarding Photoshop version 20.0.

Fixed issues in Adobe Photoshop CC

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Dec 11, 2018

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I don't understand how to revert to the old behavior (both shift + transform and command Z). This workaround is super confusing - why can't there just be a simple check box?

Again, the problem isn't that the shortcut changed, it's that it is totally inconsistent. Sometimes I have to hold shift sometimes I don't. Sometimes command Z takes me back one step, sometimes it takes me back multiple steps....

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Nov 03, 2018

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Its a new update in Adobe photoshop Cc 2019 Without holding shift now you can maintain the aspect ratio.

1:- If you want to resize any image, or any Raster object then you no need to Hold Shift to main the Aspect ratio. Just re scale it from any corner.

2:- If you want to resize a Vector object or Shape then you need to Hold shift to maintain the Aspect Ratio.

PS: Its lit bit confusing for the old user of photoshop but they make it easier for the new users.

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Dec 04, 2018

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I don't understand why they introduce a feature that works inconsistently. Sometimes I have to use shift, sometimes I don't.... it's incredibly confusing.

Same goes for Command + Z, why are there two different functions tied to the same shortcut?

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I've been using Photoshop since it first came out.  It's as if someone cut off my right and left arms and switched them. It's okay if you want to have things scale proportionally WITHOUT holding the shift key down, but making the shift command do the exact OPPOSITE is disrespectful to us old-timers! ha.

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I don't understand how to revert to the old behavior (both shift + transform and command Z) - why can't there just be a simple check box?

Aren't new versions supposed to get easier to use not harder?

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