Unable to unlock the layer in Photoshop

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Hi everyone

I am using Adobe Photoshop CS, i am trying to edit an image but when editing the layer, it shows that the layer is locked. How do i unlock the layer?

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Best Answer by Skarbos Jay
Answered By 0 points N/A #106640

Unable to unlock the layer in Photoshop

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Images are open on the background locked. If you want to unlock it, you will need to convert your background and make it a layer. Just double-click on the background layer under the layers palette. Or just simply click on Layer in the menu and then click New and Layer from Background.

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Answered By 0 points N/A #106641

Unable to unlock the layer in Photoshop

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Hello,

Please follow these instructions:
>>View your layers by clicking ‘window’ and then select ‘layers’.

>>Check which layer is locked? Locked document will have a lock icon.

>>Click on the layer to select and it will be highlighted in a dark color.

>>Now, click on the lock icon at the bottom with the locked layer still selected.

>> The lock in the layer will now be disappeared.

Please note that the background layer is automatically locked in Photoshop. It cannot be unlocked with a simple click. Double click layer and you will the dialogue box.

Skarbos Jay.

Answered By 573020 points N/A #310826

Unable to unlock the layer in Photoshop

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When you open an image for editing in Adobe Photoshop, the image is opened as background and is locked by default. To make changes to the file you opened, you don’t need to unlock it. You can duplicate it by right-clicking “Background” in the “Layers” palette on the lower right corner of the screen.

Once you have a duplicate of the background, you can do the editing on the duplicate copy. This protects the original image or layer against accidental modification. Another way is to create a new layer from the image you opened. But if you want to remove the lock icon from the background layer, I’m not sure if that’s possible.

Right-clicking or double-clicking on the locked background layer will not give you any “Unlock” option.

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