Adding layer masks to both the Original jpg

Discussion in 'Photoshop Tutorials' started by Bluecoat, Aug 11, 2006.

  1. Bluecoat

    Bluecoat Guest

    Trying an OOB tutorial
    ( ) 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, Aug 11, 2006
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    edjh Guest

    That's because it is a Background. Change it to a Layer by Alt-double
    clicking on it in the Layers palette.
    edjh, Aug 11, 2006
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