I've since found that the skewing occurs when the parent layer already has its transform properties changed. For example, my parent layer has been scaled down in size, only on the x-axis. The child layer appears to be taking on these properties as soon as its connected, where normally it would stay the same until further changes are made to the parent.
Please help me,
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"When you create a parenting relationship, you can choose whether to have the child take on the transform property values of the parent or retain its own. If you choose to have the child take on the transform property values of the parent, the child layer jumps to the parent’s position. If you choose to have the child retain its own transform property values, then the child stays where it is. In both cases, subsequent changes to the transform property values of the parent are applied to the child. Similarly, you can choose whether the child jumps when the parenting relationship is removed...
To make a child layer jump when a parent is assigned or removed, hold down Alt (Windows) or Option (Mac OS) as you assign or remove the parent."
Hi, thanks for your reply, it was helpful but im still having the same problem. I've created a short video displaying my problem, its really quite strange.
Would you mind sending me your project? My email address is kopriva (at) adobe (dot) com.
Agreed. That is weird. Are there any other modifications made to your parent layer? Any effects applied? Is the anchor point in an unusual, or uncommon location? What kind of footage is the parent layer?