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I'm a regular user of Photoshop since the CS3 times, and this is the problem that haunts me from the beginning, regardless of the PS version, and the platform - when I do a transformation on a layer (Scale, Skew, Distort, Warp... but not Rotate), sometimes a copy of the layer is created and my transformation is done on that copy, not on the original layer. I say "sometimes" because I can't find any regularity in this behavior, sometimes it happens, sometimes it doesn't.

Weird thing is, I can't find anything about it on the Internet, like it's happening to no one but me. Anybody knows why is this happening and how can I prevent it?

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If you press command-option-T to initiate the transform, instead of just command-T, it’ll duplicate the layer, layers, group or shape selected.

It sounds like that might be what’s happening?

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Unfortunately not, because it's not happening only when I use Free Transform, but for Scale, Warp and other tools under Edit->Transform (except for Rotate and Flip). Usually, I use alt(option)-e-a-/tool shotcut/, but it's the same when I navigate to those tools with a mouse. –  Zemljoradnik Sep 25 '12 at 15:32
    
Hmm. Time to trash your preferences and see if that helps? –  Marc Edwards Sep 26 '12 at 6:46
    
Well, the reason I posted this question now is that I recently installed PS CS6 on a freshly installed Win7, and the only two things I change in preferences are units and scratch disk (I'm not saving/loading my old preferences). But who knows, it could be the reason, it's worth trying. Thanks for the idea. –  Zemljoradnik Sep 27 '12 at 10:48
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