Locking layers


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Locking layers

From time to time you'll want to lock a layer down so that you don't inadvertently paint on it or move it after you've spent a lot of time getting it just right. At the top of the Layers panel you will see a series of lock icons that you can use in that situation and in another important situation I am going to show you in just a moment. But first let's look at what's here. If I have a layer selected like this circle layer here, and I click this big lock, the black one, that layer is completely locked down. Now, I am unable to move that layer. So if I get my Move tool for example and I try to move, I get this message that I can't, because the layer is locked.

And if I try to paint on a layer with the Brush tool or any of the brush type tools, I also prevented from doing so. Now, if you want to protect your file from painting on it but you still want the ability to move it, then you can go to the layer locks, click this big lock to disable it and just click on the p...

Locking layers
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Locking layers provides you with in-depth training on Photography. Taught by Jan Kabili as part of the Photoshop CS4 Essential Training

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Photography
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Photoshop
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