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John Forest
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      01-03-2004, 08:36 PM
I asked this once before, but never got an answer. For the last couple of
months whenever I create a new layer it comes up locked. This is true of
text layers and layers I paste selections into. When I try to move the
layer contents to position the text in a text layer for example I get a
message "cannot comply with your request because the layer is locked". I
know how to lock a layer but can't find anything in the help files or the
manual on how to unlock one. Does anyone have an idea of why this has just
started to happen and how to unlock the layers? When I click on the lock
symbols next to the layer, the little lock symbol in the layer comes on and
off, but I still can't move it. I am using Photoshop 7 on a PC running
Windows XP./


 
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edjh
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      01-03-2004, 08:55 PM
John Forest wrote:
> I asked this once before, but never got an answer. For the last couple of
> months whenever I create a new layer it comes up locked. This is true of
> text layers and layers I paste selections into. When I try to move the
> layer contents to position the text in a text layer for example I get a
> message "cannot comply with your request because the layer is locked". I
> know how to lock a layer but can't find anything in the help files or the
> manual on how to unlock one. Does anyone have an idea of why this has just
> started to happen and how to unlock the layers? When I click on the lock
> symbols next to the layer, the little lock symbol in the layer comes on and
> off, but I still can't move it. I am using Photoshop 7 on a PC running
> Windows XP./
>
>

Have you tried resetting preferences? Are you updated to 7.0.1?

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broga
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      01-04-2004, 02:25 AM
There are several options for locking a layer. You can lock the entire
layer or certain aspects of it, as shown by the 4 symbols next to the word
Lock at the top of the layers palette. Make sure that *all* lock options
are off i.e. no lock symbol of any sort - either solid or hollow - on the
layer.
There's more info on this in the help files under the title "Locking layers"

If your layers are in a set and you've locked the set - a lock symbol next
to the Set title - all new layers in that set will come up locked by default
and you can't unlock individual layers unless you first unlock the set.



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"John Forest" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
news:muSdnah0_81XumqiRVn-(E-Mail Removed)...
> I asked this once before, but never got an answer. For the last couple of
> months whenever I create a new layer it comes up locked. This is true of
> text layers and layers I paste selections into. When I try to move the
> layer contents to position the text in a text layer for example I get a
> message "cannot comply with your request because the layer is locked". I
> know how to lock a layer but can't find anything in the help files or the
> manual on how to unlock one. Does anyone have an idea of why this has

just
> started to happen and how to unlock the layers? When I click on the lock
> symbols next to the layer, the little lock symbol in the layer comes on

and
> off, but I still can't move it. I am using Photoshop 7 on a PC running
> Windows XP./
>
>



 
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imaginuity
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      01-04-2004, 03:33 AM
This happens to me as well...though all I do is dbl click on the layer and
hit enter




"broga" <ian'@(remove to e-mail)micromountain.com> wrote in message
news:bt7tjm$bk4$(E-Mail Removed)...
> There are several options for locking a layer. You can lock the entire
> layer or certain aspects of it, as shown by the 4 symbols next to the word
> Lock at the top of the layers palette. Make sure that *all* lock options
> are off i.e. no lock symbol of any sort - either solid or hollow - on the
> layer.
> There's more info on this in the help files under the title "Locking

layers"
>
> If your layers are in a set and you've locked the set - a lock symbol next
> to the Set title - all new layers in that set will come up locked by

default
> and you can't unlock individual layers unless you first unlock the set.
>
>
>
> --
> www.micromountain.com
> "John Forest" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
> news:muSdnah0_81XumqiRVn-(E-Mail Removed)...
> > I asked this once before, but never got an answer. For the last couple

of
> > months whenever I create a new layer it comes up locked. This is true

of
> > text layers and layers I paste selections into. When I try to move the
> > layer contents to position the text in a text layer for example I get a
> > message "cannot comply with your request because the layer is locked".

I
> > know how to lock a layer but can't find anything in the help files or

the
> > manual on how to unlock one. Does anyone have an idea of why this has

> just
> > started to happen and how to unlock the layers? When I click on the

lock
> > symbols next to the layer, the little lock symbol in the layer comes on

> and
> > off, but I still can't move it. I am using Photoshop 7 on a PC running
> > Windows XP./
> >
> >

>
>



 
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edjh
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      01-04-2004, 01:09 PM
imaginuity wrote:

> This happens to me as well...though all I do is dbl click on the layer and
> hit enter
>


That's for Backgrounds, not new layers.

By the way, you can Alt-double click on a Background to unlock it, and
not have to hit Enter.

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broga
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      01-04-2004, 10:15 PM
That's interesting

Ctrl + Shift + N creates a new layer in an existing document.
Ctrl +Alt + N creates a new file with a new background layer that is locked.
Double clicking this layer and then Enter converts the locked background
layer into an unlocked layer ( layer 0)

Your PS seems to have merged the two ???

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"imaginuity" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
news:JQLJb.6493$(E-Mail Removed)...
> This happens to me as well...though all I do is dbl click on the layer and
> hit enter
>
>
>
>
> "broga" <ian'@(remove to e-mail)micromountain.com> wrote in message
> news:bt7tjm$bk4$(E-Mail Removed)...
> > There are several options for locking a layer. You can lock the entire
> > layer or certain aspects of it, as shown by the 4 symbols next to the

word
> > Lock at the top of the layers palette. Make sure that *all* lock

options
> > are off i.e. no lock symbol of any sort - either solid or hollow - on

the
> > layer.
> > There's more info on this in the help files under the title "Locking

> layers"
> >
> > If your layers are in a set and you've locked the set - a lock symbol

next
> > to the Set title - all new layers in that set will come up locked by

> default
> > and you can't unlock individual layers unless you first unlock the set.
> >
> >
> >
> > --
> > www.micromountain.com
> > "John Forest" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
> > news:muSdnah0_81XumqiRVn-(E-Mail Removed)...
> > > I asked this once before, but never got an answer. For the last

couple
> of
> > > months whenever I create a new layer it comes up locked. This is true

> of
> > > text layers and layers I paste selections into. When I try to move

the
> > > layer contents to position the text in a text layer for example I get

a
> > > message "cannot comply with your request because the layer is locked".

> I
> > > know how to lock a layer but can't find anything in the help files or

> the
> > > manual on how to unlock one. Does anyone have an idea of why this has

> > just
> > > started to happen and how to unlock the layers? When I click on the

> lock
> > > symbols next to the layer, the little lock symbol in the layer comes

on
> > and
> > > off, but I still can't move it. I am using Photoshop 7 on a PC

running
> > > Windows XP./
> > >
> > >

> >
> >

>
>



 
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