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Improve layer selection with a simple adjustment

Added on Wednesday 2nd of November 2011 05:13 am EST

by Renee Dustman
Adobe Photoshop CS2/CS3/CS4/CS5
Operating Systems:
Macintosh, Microsoft Windows
Can you please explain why I can’t move the text in my Photoshop document? I make sure to select the correct text layer, but when I try to move the text with the Move tool, one of the other layers in my document becomes selected. I can’t figure it out!


That’s the tricky thing about Photoshop—you can’t just select a tool and go to work. You have to set up the tool the way you want it to work. The same goes for layers.
In your case, it sounds like the Auto Select Layer command is active in your document. You may have unwittingly selected this option, as shown in Figure A, which enables ...