Help with scale feature in adobe

  • Pro SVS OG

    My computer had a virus and they had to wipe out my computer so I had to reload adobe photoshop cc. I used to hit shift while scaling for even scaling, but that doesn't seem to work-how do I evenly scale an image, have they changed it? Thanks!

  • If you are using the newest version of photoshop, Adobe being the geniuses that they are reversed this feature. The default is now proportional and use the shift for non-proportional.

    You can switch this to the old way of doing things.

    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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    There is a helpful thread here which is where I checked my info

  • SVS OG

    The newest update to Adobe changed the scale tool - proportional scaling is now default, you do not have to hold Shift anymore. It seems like a good change but has been really annoying to get used to!

    Bonus tip: if you hold Alt you will scale your selection towards/from the center (it scales on all sides instead of to one corner.)

  • Pro SVS OG

    @jimsz Thanks you are a lifesaver!

  • Pro SVS OG

    @carriecopa awesome thanks!

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