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Post by Griff88 on Sat Jul 13, 2013 10:00 pm

I am in the middle of making a fantasy set of cars for the 90's mod.

Whenever I want to drag a layer with the move tool, it automatically selects either the main paint layer, or the shading layer.

No matter what I do, photoshop automatically selects one of those layers, even though I picked a different layer.

I temporarily have surpassed this, but it's a long process

My thinking is that there is a "captain" or "main" layer that photoshop goes to and that layer is the one that automatically gets selected. That's a guess but I am not sure.

What do you guys think? (this is CS5 by the way)
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Re: Photoshop Problem

Post by adasign97 on Sat Jul 13, 2013 10:03 pm

make sure you are using the correct icon from the toolbar.. if not sure just hit the V key and it will select the move tool for you.. if that doesn't fix it i'd say the only other thing it could be is that multiple layers may be locked but that doesn't seem to be the case from your description
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Re: Photoshop Problem

Post by adasign97 on Sat Jul 13, 2013 10:04 pm

...oh and make sure you have the proper layer selected in the layer palette
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Re: Photoshop Problem

Post by Rykia on Sat Jul 13, 2013 11:55 pm

I don't have my laptop with me right now so I'm going off of memory, but I believe somewhere (it may be in the tool options) there is an option that says "Move Section" or "Move Layer". Make sure "Move Layer" is selected.

Also, another way that may fix this is to go to Window --> Workspace --> Reset Workspace.
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Re: Photoshop Problem

Post by Griff88 on Sun Jul 14, 2013 12:01 pm

Thanks for the help guys.

Unfortunately none of your ideas worked. Even if I pressed V and tried to move it, "shadow", "mask", or another Layer is automaticly selected.

However, one thing I noticed was that there is a thing called "Edit in Quick Mask Mode" in the tools bar, and it is the very last option on the bottom left of the screen. I accidentally clicked that once, but changed it back. Maybe that messed it up?

It's really confusing, and it does not stay on one layer either. Even if I move "shadow", it will jump to "paint" instead.
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Re: Photoshop Problem

Post by Griff88 on Sun Jul 14, 2013 12:04 pm

Update: I just realized what's happening, on the move tool, whatever the mouse hovers over, it will AUTOMATICALLY select that layer.

If I am over the number, it will select that instead. If I have it over nothing, it will select either the main paint, or shading.

So now I understand why it messes up, my question now is how do I bring back to normal? Like when a layer is selected, I do not have to click on the layer to move it.

EDIT: I solved the problem. On the top left, there was an "auto-select" option with a box to the left of it. I had it check-marked by accident, which made all of Photoshop messed up.

Thanks for all the help guys. I appreciate it Very Happy 
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Re: Photoshop Problem

Post by adasign97 on Sun Jul 14, 2013 12:49 pm

glad you've got it figured out bud!
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