Out of This World Photoshop Tip!

Here is a cool little tip that I got from Scott Kelby a couple weeks ago. I feel I have to share this because it’s one of those tips that is so very simple and so very intuitive that you will kick yourself for not knowing this one already. Some of you may and that’s cool. Anyway, to unlock the Background layer in Photoshop you would have had to go into the Layers panel and choose New Layer from Background or just double-click it and rename it if desired. Well did you know that you can simply grab the padlock icon on the layer and simply drag it to the trash. Voila!!! Layer is now unlocked!! Is that not cool?



  1. Stan Preston 30 November, 2009 at 12:56 Reply

    Like Corey didn’t know that one already? He’s a genius just playing kowtow to the higher authority. I can see it now,
    Hey Corey I got a li’l trick for you.
    Really? What’s that?
    I know how to unlock a background by dragging the padlock icon to the trash. WOW! Holy! Is that not cool? (Thinking to himself – Duh you really think I didn’t know this already Scott?) Thanks Scott gotta share this with the folks! 😉

  2. Linda Feeney 30 November, 2009 at 14:10 Reply

    Corey… Sorry this is off topic, but I just had to post a comment about your 3-D butterfly tutorial over on the NAPP site. It is killer! Those who do not belong to NAPP are definitely missing some good tips.

  3. ano 8 December, 2009 at 22:42 Reply

    wow!!! great tip! did you help invent the photoshop? putang ina grabe ang lupet!! parang 1+1 lang…did you know that ctrl+ alt + del can close it..Amazing!

  4. chad 30 December, 2009 at 01:43 Reply

    Nope. I’m right. Double click return is faster. At least with a laptop (I can’t believe I’m even posting anything here much less twice. Sorry. Nice tip.)

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