Photoshop perspective transform grayed out for embedded illustrator file
I keep coming across this problem randomly in my documents.
Iâ€™d like to Free Transform â†’ Perspective Transform, but the option is grayed out.
If I hit Ctrl/Command+T and then drag one of the handles while holding Alt/Option, Iâ€™m not able to move each handle independently (Perspective Transform). It reverts to the Skew transform which is not what I want (see image).
I can do this in certain documents but not others. I should mention that Iâ€™m trying to transform a linked AI file in PS. However, Iâ€™ve done the same thing with a linked PSD.
I just tested this out by copy/pasting an AI object into a PSD. I can confirm that many of the
Transform operations are disabled as you said.
To remedy this, I right clicked on the
Vector Smart Object layer and chose
Convert to Smart Object. Now I have a Smart Object of a Smart Object and all of the
Transform operations are enabled.
So if you want to edit the original vector in AI, then double-click the layer, and it'll open a .psb, then double click the layer there and it'll open an .ai
Would this work for you?