Locked layers

Discussion in 'Photoshop' started by John Forest, Jan 3, 2004.

  1. John Forest

    John Forest Guest

    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./
    John Forest, Jan 3, 2004
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  2. John Forest

    edjh Guest

    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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    edjh, Jan 3, 2004
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  3. John Forest

    broga Guest

    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" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > 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./
    >
    >
    broga, Jan 4, 2004
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  4. John Forest

    imaginuity Guest

    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$bk4$...
    > 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" <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    > > 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./
    > >
    > >

    >
    >
    imaginuity, Jan 4, 2004
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  5. John Forest

    edjh Guest

    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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    edjh, Jan 4, 2004
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  6. John Forest

    broga Guest

    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" <> wrote in message
    news:JQLJb.6493$...
    > This happens to me as well...though all I do is dbl click on the layer and
    > hit enter
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > "broga" <ian'@(remove to e-mail)micromountain.com> wrote in message
    > news:bt7tjm$bk4$...
    > > 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" <> wrote in message
    > > news:...
    > > > 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./
    > > >
    > > >

    > >
    > >

    >
    >
    broga, Jan 4, 2004
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