Well, is you layer actually a layer or a fixed "Background"? For such issues it's always best to provide screenshots of the layers and channel palettes...
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You are getting an error because you are in "Quick mask edit mode". There are few ways to exit. You can, for example, use [Q] button or delete layer as well.
All have been listed on blog.i-evaluation.com, article: “Could not use move tool because the target channel is hidden” – Photoshop Warning
Hope that helps!
ps. My first post on adobe forum. Hope I helped someone.
Every time I selected a layer, it automatically selected only the alpha channel. I had to press cmd-2 to select RGB each time, ugh. But pressing [Q] completely solved this for me! Quick mask edit mode, you sly villain. Thank you IEvaluation!
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cut the crap.. just go to the channels tab and delete the alpha layer, that's all this will solve the problem.
Helped me man thank you!
IT WORKED!!!! Thanks for saving me a half hour of digging through troubleshooting posts.
I was with the same problem. The letter "Q" is an important part of the layout but without wanting I typed out the text tool.
I just out of quick mask mode.
Thanks a lot!
Thank you! It helped me too!
I was having this issue for past few days, and came to your answer by Googling and just by pressing the [Q] button, it fixed it!
Thank you again for this help.