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All layers are uneditable. Please help.

Nov 23, 2012 5:27 PM

Tags: #locked #layers #un_editable #uneditable

I was working on a design with many layers and somehow they all became uneditable.


I say 'uneditable' because they're not locked. When I click on the layer the background of layer tile is grey (as opposed to blue)


When I try to click on the canvas the anchor point are all on the perimeter on the background image. If, I delete the background and attempt to click another element, I get a message that says the target layer is 'hidden'.


I would be eternally greatful for some help here, I have been working on this file for many hours.

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    Nov 23, 2012 5:37 PM   in reply to Markethubb

    Stab in the dark.   Look at channels and and see if there is an extra channel named quick mask. If so delete it and then  layers should turn back to blue and be editable.

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    Nov 24, 2012 2:34 AM   in reply to Markethubb

    Layer comps? Layer Folders? Odd combinations of layer styles and the layer belnding options like conditional blending? I could think of a couple of things but it's impossible to know without seeing more details.



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  • Noel Carboni
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    Nov 24, 2012 9:04 AM   in reply to Markethubb

    In other words, please take a screenshot, save it as a JPEG, and post it here.



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    Nov 24, 2012 10:32 AM   in reply to Markethubb

    Another option (since you say the layer gets highlighted in gray rather then blue): You're in Quick Mask mode. Press Q.

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