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Old 07-05-2010, 01:17 AM
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Re: locked out of layers

I had a similar problem. eyeball okay, opacity okay, I tried a duplicate layer, that didn't work. nine layers, all good except layer one which was blocked by layer 0. Finally went to Layer, Layer styles and deleted all Layer styles for layer one, and layer one appeared.
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Old 11-12-2010, 05:50 AM
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Re: locked out of layers

I had this problem.

dont delete preferences or layers!!


Simply open the Channels pannel > Windows > Channels

and make sure you havent disabled the "Quick Mask", and select the RGB layers above, this should then unlock the layers again.

*this is in CS5
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Old 11-12-2010, 01:33 PM
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Re: locked out of layers

Lee-carrol got it right. Most likely, there is nothing wrong. As the error message says the channel you are trying to work on is hidden. My guess is that you are in Quick Mask mode, or you have hidden the selected channel (or both).

The things to check:
* Make sure you are in the correct channel(s). Go to Window > Channels, and click the "RGB" channel.
* Exit quick mask (Q to toggle). You can also enter/exit quick mask by clicking the icon at the very bottom of your tools panel. When in quick mask your selected layer will be grey and not blue (this was your problem, no?).

Needless workaround:
* Copy everything into a new document.

Things I definitely wouldn't do:
* Trash preferences.
* Call an exorcist.
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Last edited by Chain; 11-12-2010 at 01:40 PM. Reason: Recreated the error message by going to Quick Mask mode and then hiding the Quick Mask channel.
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Old 11-12-2010, 01:50 PM
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Re: locked out of layers

Everyone is so helpful but one thing we should be mindful of is the date of the OP. Before reviving a thread it would be useful to check the OP's public profile. In this case, domromer has not been back to visit RP for more than 3 years.
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Old 11-12-2010, 03:52 PM
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Re: locked out of layers

Haha, nice one :P
I didn't check the original dates, I just saw that there had been recent activity -.-
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Old 11-12-2010, 04:01 PM
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Re: locked out of layers

That's OK it happens all the time. And with the passage of time often comes new and different solutions to old problems.
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Old 07-03-2011, 09:48 PM
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Re: locked out of layers

The quickest way to fix it is by going to:

1. Click on the "channels" tab (next to the "layers" tab).
2. Select the "Quick Mask" (that should be below the RGB, Red, Green and Blue channels).
3. Right click and delete the mask.

That's it.
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Old 07-04-2011, 03:24 AM
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Cool Re: locked out of layers

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1. Click on the "channels" tab (next to the "layers" tab).
2. Select the "Quick Mask" (that should be below the RGB, Red, Green and Blue channels).
3. Right click and delete the mask.
That must be the slowest way of exiting Quick Mask I've ever heard of.

Just hit "Q" or click the big "quick mask"-button at the bottom of the tools-panel.

Last edited by Chain; 07-04-2011 at 11:45 AM. Reason: spelling mistake
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Old 07-04-2011, 11:12 AM
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Re: locked out of layers

Coolneees =D thanks
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