Free Transform Tool hidden under Puppet Warp in toolbar
Illustrator CC 2018 22.1.0
The Free Transform Tool is no hidden under the Puppet Wrap Tool. The Free Transform Tool should be the default tool. The Puppet Transform Tool should be the one which is hidden.
In a typical day we use the Free Transform Tool quite frequently, while we almost never use the Puppet Wrap Tool. I do not speak for everyone, but only for our design studio and in my personal experience.
Before someone posts something about keeping the bounding box visible, please be aware that to remove as much useless clutter from our drawings while editing an object we almost always keep the following hidden: the Bounding Box and Corner Widget.
Hiding these two items create efficiencies in our drawing routine and removes unneeded clutter when editing objects.
Corner roundness can be edited in the control bar and bounding box can be revealed only when needed using the Free Transform Tool.
By default these should be hidden for power users (my opinion). They can be turned on if needed by other users.
I am happy to share that we have fixed this bug in our latest release – 23.0.6 which is available worldwide now.
Going forward, our goal is to fix as many top User-Voice bugs as possible and as frequently as possible. Given the nature of the fixes, some of the bugs will take a longer time to fix, but we are on it.
You can update to the latest release using Creative Cloud desktop App: https://helpx.adobe.com/in/creative-cloud/help/creative-cloud-updates.html
Thank you for all the feedback. Keep it coming!
I am having an issues with scaling/transforming images in AI, somehow it prompt me to open and edit in PS. I've used AI before CC (CS5+6) and I never had to go into PS to resize an image. It is frustrating.
I was also frustrated by how Adobe forced their new unusual Puppet tool over the commonly used Free Transform.
I solved the issue by creating my own custom toolbar (with only the tools I use) and no longer use Adobe's default. This was the first time I did this and the benefits are having a non-cluttered toolbar which speeds up tool selection.
(Window/Tools/New Tools Panel...)
Thank you for your post Mr. Ponce! I've been using Illustrator since the early 90's and found myself using the free transform tool on my daily basis. It's quite surprising and frustrating to not being able to find the tool all of a sudden. Agree with you about the free transform tool and the other two items. :)
I have go to Photoshop to alter the images the images snap back in Illustrator... tool is useless in this form. I need it to work in illustrator... its a a time issue...