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Slow in scaling text, and moving in free transform

New Here ,
May 31, 2020 May 31, 2020

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Hello, can someone help me?

I'm working with design in A3 size and 100ppi, but when i want to scale some text(even a word) its gets heavy and lag when scaling. But after confirm size, it became smooth again

 

here is my system info

 

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New Here ,
May 31, 2020 May 31, 2020

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Here it is

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Adobe Community Professional ,
May 31, 2020 May 31, 2020

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Hi

Instead of scaling, use the Text Size control in the options bar, Character panel, or Properties panel.

~ Jane

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Community Beginner ,
May 12, 2021 May 12, 2021

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I'm sorry but this is just a weak response. I'm having issues too. I'm on top workstation, and yet I get enormous lag when transforming text. Sometimes is much faster than typing in values, and sometimes you just want to scale unproportionately.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
May 12, 2021 May 12, 2021

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... sometimes you just want to scale unproportionately

By @pikok85

 

To scale disproportionally, you can use the vertical or horizontal scale in the Character panel.

 

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Jesús Ramirez explains the issues with using Transform with text in Photoshop in this video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9P01qAn52Y8

It's not the same in Illustrator, btw. You can use Transform or the Character panel interchangeably there.

 

We are users on this forum, so if you want to report the lag while using Transform as a bug to Adobe, you can do that here: https://feedback.photoshop.com/

 

~ Jane

In this tutorial, you will learn how to use Paragraph Styles in Photoshop to speed up your workflow, and how free-transforming text negatively impacts your r...

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Community Beginner ,
May 12, 2021 May 12, 2021

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Thanks for the effort, you're missing the point though. Transform tool for text is unusable for me in PS. It's so laggy I can't even control it properly. It's a second long lag and I'm not exaggerating. I can't even use it like the guy in the first few seconds of the video. There's no preview and the transform tool jumps all over the place. I'm on 128 gigs RAM i9-10940X machine. It worked better in 2001 on my laptop.

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Community Beginner ,
May 12, 2021 May 12, 2021

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*update* I was wrong, it's a 2 second lag.

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New Here ,
Jul 01, 2021 Jul 01, 2021

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This is useless in my case also. I do sound effects in comics, so i need to transform the text, not just switch font size. It is laggy as [removed] on big images

 

 

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Adobe Community Professional ,
May 31, 2020 May 31, 2020

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In free transform mode Photoshop is quickly generating preview to speed up process and you are not seeing final image or text in your case but rather quick preview which looks pixelated. You can use type options to scale text as already suggested. There isn't option in preferences to generate highest quality preview during free transform which is not recommended for text.

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Explorer ,
Jun 29, 2021 Jun 29, 2021

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I'm experiencing the same critical bug you are. Any idea what version we can roll back to until Adobe fixes this?

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Explorer ,
Jun 29, 2021 Jun 29, 2021

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hmm... seems like the oldest one that creative cloud will let me revert to also has painfully slow transforms...

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Community Beginner ,
Jun 29, 2021 Jun 29, 2021

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I don't think it's a specific version problem. It's been there as long as I can remember, and I've been using after effects for almost 18 years.

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Explorer ,
Jun 29, 2021 Jun 29, 2021

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Here's a youtube video where in the first few seconds someone is scaling text without delay:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9P01qAn52Y8

 

On my beefy machine, it's at least 10x slower.

In this tutorial, you will learn how to use Paragraph Styles in Photoshop to speed up your workflow, and how free-transforming text negatively impacts your r...

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Community Beginner ,
Jun 29, 2021 Jun 29, 2021

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Sorry, I thought that was another thread I was subscribing to. Yeah the text scaling problem is ridiculous, It was much smoother on my laptop back in 2000,- this must be some sort of  bug whith system/ software / hardware interfering with each other. I'm running an Intel i9-10940x 14 thread CPU, 128 GB of ram, and RTX 2080 super with NVME SSDs. This is a joke really. And Adobe's response was a tutorial on how not to scale a text because it's bad practice. I've been scaling it without problem on huge 300dpi projects and now I can't even move it without 2 seconds lag.

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Community Beginner ,
Jun 29, 2021 Jun 29, 2021

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*edit* Ignore my first reply 🙂 Sorry, I thought that was another thread I was subscribing to.

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Community Beginner ,
Jun 29, 2021 Jun 29, 2021

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Fun fact - I'm experiencing similar although milder issues in illustrator too. Might be something going on with GPU drivers or sth.

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Community Beginner ,
Jun 29, 2021 Jun 29, 2021

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another fun fact - I've just checked, with recent updates text transform is fully DISABLED or not working. I can't even move it after ctrl+T. There's a transform frame, but It can't be transformed in any way, not moved even.

It used to work in such a way, that when you scaled the text it automatically recalculated text font size and line height. They messed it up. Adobe, please stop messing with software my life depends upon.

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New Here ,
Oct 18, 2021 Oct 18, 2021

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I have the exact same issue. I've narrowed it down to the anti-aliasing mode on the live text. If you set it to None it transforms a little faster, but not as fast as if you make an empty layer and Link it with the live text layer and transform them both. That's a hack of course, but it looks like the anti-aliasing engine is going bananas trying to do it's thing in real-time during transform. Linking it with a raster layer seems to switch how it behaves internally. I'd love if this was fixed properly.

 

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Adobe Employee ,
Oct 18, 2021 Oct 18, 2021

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If you go to Preferences > Performance... is Use Graphics Processor checked? If it is, can you uncheck and restart and let me know if it's just as slow or better?


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Adobe Employee ,
Oct 19, 2021 Oct 19, 2021

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Also, it would be good to know if you're using the latest version (22.5.1)


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Community Beginner ,
Oct 19, 2021 Oct 19, 2021

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I hope no one feels offended by that comment 🙂 We all try and do our best 🙂

 

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Community Beginner ,
Oct 19, 2021 Oct 19, 2021

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And now with actually constructive comment:
It better than I previously reported few months back - there was a significant lag of even few seconds when operating on a simple 4k file. It's down to a second or less - really depends on the resolution. Up to full hd it's barely noticeble.  BUT I've changed my graphics card to 3090 so the performance boost might be cause by it, use graphics card option is checked, all drivers, system files and adobe software up to date.
High DPI stuff - all hell still breaks loose.
after "rasterize type" it's all super fluid and realtime btw. Didn't you guys mess with type functionalities about two years ago?

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Adobe Employee ,
Oct 21, 2021 Oct 21, 2021

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When you say "High DPI stuff" what are the pixel demensions where all hell breaks loose? Is it all fonts? What point size is the text? How much text is in the box you're transforming? If you can post a PSD that reproduces when all hell breaks loose, that might help.


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Community Beginner ,
Oct 19, 2021 Oct 19, 2021

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That's how packing tons of forced "new features" into a thirty year old tech ends up.
....bugs on bugs on bugs on some features bla bla more bugs..

And no one even knows what causes what anymore. It's pure nonsense.
Basic feature: TRANSFORM.
YEAR: 2021

TASK: Just make it responsive.
That's it. I mean how hard can it be?
It's 2021 for crying outloud. My GPU could probably find the cure for cancer,  and yet it can't move <removed> in two dimensions in 4k fluidly! I mean, for crying out loud. Can I speak to whoever is in charge of supervising this basic tool?
- You mean the user experience junior social media communications office manager associate?
- Yes, probably that's the person.
- Hello, did you try and use a different tool?
- No further questions.

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New Here ,
Nov 07, 2021 Nov 07, 2021

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All of the sudden, after never having had a problem before, my Type tool in Photoshop is suddenly lagging to the point of being unusable.

 

The problem seems specific to Photoshop. I use the Type tool in Illustrator with no issues at all.

 

I have tried Reset Preferences on Quit, changing the Font Preview size to None, and uninstalling and reinstalling Photoshop with no problem. 

 

The issue seems to be entirely connected to the Type tool. If I draw a rectangle, let's say, there's not the same lag.

 

I looked on the forums but none of the suggested solutions have thus work. Any help will be very appreciated???

 

I recently updated to Photoshop 2022. Using Windows 10.

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