Tried to do my usual layering but the usual drop-down of choices -- ie., Normal, Exclusion, Color Dodge, etc. no longer shows up. Also, the little lock icon appears. Have lots of images that I have worked on before using layerin in PS Elements 9.
Any ideas what I can do?
Resetting editor preferences should fix your problem. Try below steps:
1. Close Elements.
2. Launch the Photoshop Elements Welcome Screen and hold down ctrl + alt + shift as you click Editor.
3. Continue to hold the keys until you see a message box asking if you want to delete Photoshop Elements settings file; click Yes. Elements will open with default preferences.