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Background Layers Locked on all Images

Dec 31, 2011 11:21 AM

All of my images are coming up with background layers locked. This was not a conscious setting on my part. How do I unlock them?

 
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    Dec 31, 2011 11:48 AM   in reply to Jack Cane

    That's the way it's supposed to be and how it works.

     

    If you want to unlock a background layer, go to the Layers panel and double-click on the name of the layer.

     
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    Dec 31, 2011 11:56 AM   in reply to Jack Cane

    How come you've only noticed this now?  You seem to have been using Photoshop at least since 2002.   

     
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    Dec 31, 2011 12:49 PM   in reply to Jack Cane

    The re-named layer will be unlocked.

     
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    Dec 31, 2011 3:23 PM   in reply to Jack Cane

    John,

     

    You should be able to use the Clone Stamp Tool even on a locked background layer.

     

    You're either doing something wrong you're not telling us, or you need to trash your Photoshop preferences.

     

    To re-create the preferences files for Photoshop, start the application while holding down Command+Option+Shift (Mac OS). Then, click Yes to the message, "Delete the Adobe Photoshop Settings file?"

    Next time, please give details on your version of Photoshop and the OS.  Also "use of the clone stamp tool will not change anything" is not nearly descriptive enough for us to figure out what you're doing or what is happening.

     

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