Hi Peter,

I am happy to help. Just curious, why are you not liking the new Free Transform? I think it is actually quite a bit easier than the old way. The only hard part is having to re-train the brain, but I see it as a great move by Adobe in the long run, especially when the full version of Photoshop is on the iPad. We are not going to want to use Shift-Option on mobile devices.

I do not recommend reverting back to the legacy behavior which is why I did not explain it in detail, but I did copy the instructions verbatim from the Adobe website.

Text Edit is free and included on every Mac. It is is a simple text editor found in your Applications folder.

  1. Open Text Editor
  2. Create a Blank Text Document
  3. Copy and paste the line of code: TransformProportionalScale 0
  4. Save the file as “PSUserConfig.txt” to your Photoshop settings folder:
  5. The folder is located here:
    macOS: //Users/[User Name]/Library/Preferences/Adobe Photoshop CC 2019 Settings/

Best to you,
Mike

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