Checkbox To Bring Back The SHIFT KEY For Proportional Transform

In this tutorial, you will learn how to turn off the new proportional scaling while transforming layers in Photoshop CC 2019.

Holding Shift now gets you the un-proportional scale. This new checkbox in Photoshop CC 20.0.5 allows you to bring back the legacy feature of holding Shift to scale and transform layers proportionally.

Time needed: 1 minute

Instructions for Reverting the Shift Key for Proportional Scale in Photoshop version 20.0.5 (June 2019 release) or newer.

  1. Open the Preferences Panel

    Press Ctrl K on windows or Command K on the Mac.

  2. Check “Use Legacy Free Transform”

    From the General tab, check the box that reads Use “Legacy Free Transform.”

  3. Restart Photoshop

    Restart Photoshop if the new settings do not take place.

Instructions to revert the Shift Key in Photoshop versions 20.0, 20.0.1, 20.0.2, 20.0.3, and 20.0.4

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Thank uuu <3

Prashant Amble

This saved my life! Thanks!


Thanks Jesus! So relieved to see your latest update. Adobe arrogance is breathtaking.


THANKS for the tutorial . wound like to learn more . i always use Photoshop do flyer, Banting , menu food. want to get more tutorial .

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Albie Wong

Fantastic!! Thank you!

ahmad gunnaivi

THANKSSSS BROOOO, i use cc 2020 , and it work !!

Berna Datema

I hated the new way so much that I almost lost it. Wanted to go to Corel instead. Now this is such a relief!

Berna Datema

OMG, now where is the double arrow in the corners for rotations?