Adding Layer Mask to Original JPG File and Moving It to Top Of Layers Palette

Discussion in 'Photoshop' started by Bluecoat, Aug 8, 2006.

  1. Bluecoat

    Bluecoat Guest

    Trying an OOB tutorial (
    http://www.worth1000.com/tutorial.asp?sid=161043 ) where it asks to
    "add layer masks to both the Original and the Frame layer" but with the
    original jpg highlighted in the Layers Palette, the "Add Layer Mask" is
    grayed out. I can do it with a copied original file but no luck with
    original. Any suggestions?

    The original file has a padlock icon in the layer window, which I am
    unable to effect.

    Secondly, the tutorial shows the original JPG file above all the added
    layers but I also cannot move the file to the top of the Palette.

    Any suggestions would be most helpful to this newbie. I am using
    Photoshop CS2 in a Windows XP Pro OS.

    Bluecoat
     
    Bluecoat, Aug 8, 2006
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  2. Bluecoat

    granny Guest

    Old N Slow:
    click on that layer window then in the properties window change the name
    to "original" then move it or continue with the tutorial
     
    granny, Aug 8, 2006
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  3. Bluecoat

    granny Guest

    Old N Slow:
    Granny <> typed:

    Or just double click on the layer icon to make it a normal layer and
    unlock it.
     
    granny, Aug 8, 2006
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  4. Bluecoat

    Voivod Guest

    They're calling the layer 'original' it's not THE original layer. Double
    click it and rename it and it will work.
     
    Voivod, Aug 8, 2006
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