Photoshop Tutorial – How To Unlock A Layer (Beginners)
In this video tutorial I show you how to unlock a layer in photoshop! It is a very easy task that can sometimes hold you up if you are a photoshop beginner.
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hey guys welcome back again to another techguru video I've got another quick Photoshop tip and tutorial for you today I've had many questions on how to do this the question is how do i unlock a layer a background layer or any type of layer how do i unlock a layer so there are a number of ways of going about doing this the simplest being going over to the layer in the layers panel if your layers panel is not open go to window and then make sure the check mark is by the layers option here once you've done that double click on the layer and then it will ask you to rename this layer and always name it BG for background or you can type out background it really does not matter click OK and now as you see that background layer is now unlocked another thing you can do is you can actually go up here and you can right click on the layer and duplicate it just like that and it'll be called background copy click OK and now the copy of that background is unlocked and you can go back to the one that is locked and send it to the trash can if you would like and another way of going about doing it would be selecting the lock layer and then go to layer duplicate layer and that will do the same thing as right-clicking on that layer that is how you unlock a layer now if you have unlocked a layer and you want to lock the layer back so you will not mess it up all you need to do is select that layer make sure it's highlighted and then you will see a little lock right here above the layer and just click on that the layer is now locked hopefully this has been a helpful hint and tip tutorial for you guys in Photoshop if you do have any questions on how to do this or working with layers in general put them in the comment box below I will be more than happy to get to them as soon as I can if you want more great content such as this video hit the subscribe button in the upper left hand corner of this video if you like this video click on the thumbs up button and show me that you liked it so anyways guys hope you're all doing well and I will see you guys next time you