Hey guys, this is my first post on these forums and this is the fisrt problem I've encountered that I couldn't find a solution for online.
So when I'm working in photoshop and I have several layers open and I want to work on a certain layer, I click on the layer that I need in the layer menu and begin work, but this is when my problem occurs. Whenever I have the layer I want selected, and then I accidentally click on another part of the document that doesn't contain pixels from that layer, it automatically switches to that layer and it is very frustrating to work with and I have to be very exact when I try to click and drag a part of the photo without having it automatically switch to the layer behind it.
Sorry if this seemed confusing, if you need any clarification just ask!
Choose the Move Tool, and look up in the Options area, near the top of the Photoshop main window. Is the [ ] Auto-Select option enabled? If so, that may be the cause of what you're seeing. Deselect it.