1 Reply Latest reply on Dec 29, 2014 12:21 AM by station_two

    All of a sudden the transform tool and free transform tool are grayed out and will not allow me to scale, rotate, or do anything to an image I just scaled?

    hedger Level 1

      I've been using Photoshop for years, but tonight I ran into an issue that I don't understand. I was working with a file that I had been working with for months. I added a new image and resized it to fit as I needed just as I always have (select layer with image > EDIT > TRANSFORM > SCALE.) All was working fine. I added a second image to the file I was working on (I added it by dragging it into the file from another window just as I had added the first image.) However, this time when I tried to select EDIT > TRANSFORM > SCALE this option was not available to me. Only the FREE TRANSFORM PATH or TRANSFORM PATH options were available. When I selected the SCALE in the TRANSFORM PATH menu (just to see what would happen) it started to scale a completely unrelated layer that DID have a path to it. However, the layer of my image was still selected and NOT the layer with the path. This image layer has no path even on it or around it in any way.  I tried to select the folder layer and the same thing happened. It selected this one path and tried to scale it. I selected the layer I just previously scaled and tried to scale it again and it will only allow me to select the transform path option. I selected it to see again what would happen and once again it selected this completely unrelated path on a completely different layer. WHAT?????  This makes absolutely no sense! I have tried restarting both my computer and PS and it won't stop happening! I really need to get this file finished and uploaded to my developer ASAP so I really hope that someone has some insight as to why this is happening.

        • 1. Re: All of a sudden the transform tool and free transform tool are grayed out and will not allow me to scale, rotate, or do anything to an image I just scaled?
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          How do you expect anyone to help when we don't know a darned thing about the file, abut your setup, exact version of Photoshop and your OS, machine specs, etc.?



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