Planet Photoshop


One quick way to unlock the background layer is by clicking on the padlock icon and dragging it to the trash. If that isn’t fast enough you can hold down the Option key {PC:Alt} and double click the padlock and it will unlock just the same.

Posted by Corey Barker

Corey is an education and curriculum developer for KelbyOne. He is a graduate of the Ringling School of Art & Design in Sarasota, FL, with a degree in Illustration. Over the years, Corey has worked as a graphic artist in a variety of disciplines such as illustration, commercial design, large format printing, motion graphics, web design and photography. His expertise in Photoshop and Illustrator have earned him numerous awards in illustration, graphic design and photography. Using Photoshop since version 2, his expertise and creativity have evolved exponentially with every new version, which makes Corey an invaluable addition to the KelbyOne team.

2 comments on “UNLOCK LAYER TRICK

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  2. Brilliant. I am always unlocking my background and the dragging it to the trash or double clicking and hitting cancel was a pain in the (*#$@. Now if you can come up for oen that creates a new layers filled with 50% grey and set to overlay in one hit I will got from impressed to awestruck :)