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There is a couple of variations on the Transform Again command. First, you can actually do a transformation and create a copy of the layer that you are transforming at the same time. So Command+T brings up Free Transform or Ctrl+T. Command+Option+T or Ctrl+Alt+T brings up Free Transform but is also going to create a copy of the layer once you hit Apply. So if I go ahead and scale this a little bit down and rotate just a little bit, you see the minute I touched one of those handles, I've generated a new layer inside the Layers panel. So it's says Small copy.
I'm going to go ahead and hit Apply and I have generated a copy while I transformed. Now if I want to do the Transform Again command but also create another copy as part of that process, hold down all three modifiers, Command+Option+Shift or Ctrl+Alt+Shift on Windows, T, and every time I press T again with those three modifiers down, I'm just generating another copy and doing that same transformation again. So it's a very cheap quick way to do a spiral effect if you want. I know it does create a huge layer stack there but you can always either group those and do a layer set or just merge them down if that's the final effect you want.
So that's Transform and then copy and Transform Again on a copy using your modifier keyboard shortcuts there.
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