If you’ve recently updated to the 2019 version of Adobe Photoshop CC you will probably have noticed that proportional scaling no longer works as expected.
After selecting the Transform > Scale tool and holding down the Shift key your image size will scale in any direction you drag your mouse – there are no constraints at all.
As counter-intuitive as this seems, there’s a good reason for this behaviour – proportional scaling is now Photoshop’s default. If you DON’T hold down the Shift key the Scale tool will work as you intended.
Of course, if you want to resize an image without constraints, holding down the Shift key will work as you want.
It took me a while to figure this one out because it’s so counter-intuitive to how all other software works. I’ve been using the Shift key for so long, it’s a hard habit to break.
What do you think of this change – please let us know in the comments.