Advice 1: In Photoshop how to unlock layers

In Adobe Photoshop there is a possibility to disable editing of one or more layers of a psd document. It is not only the artist but also the program itself, automatically blocking layers some open in her pictures. Depending on who was the initiator of the prohibition of editing (a user or a graphical editor), and different ways of unlocking.
In Photoshop how to unlock layers
You will need
  • Graphic editor Adobe Photoshop.
Instruction
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If you have a graphics editor image, such as jpg, then edit it as the only layer will not be able - Photoshop blocks this layer. He gets the name "Background" and a small icon of a padlock on the right side of the row in the layers panel, indicating the lock. To make available to edit this layer, it is necessary to deprive him of the status of background layer. To do this, click the line, right-click and from the context menu, choose "Of background". On the screen a dialog box appears in which you need to specify a new name, a color coded transparency, and blend mode. However, all this can be left with the default values and click OK. The new settings will be applied to the former background layer, and you will be able to edit it.
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The layer could be locked not a graphical editor, and the previous user of this psd file. This is done by clicking on the icon "Save all" in the layers panel - it is placed above the topmost layer, last in the row of icons labelled "Fix". Disabling the lock is exactly the same - highlight protected layer and click this icon. Unlike the previous step, then the actions will not appear any dialog, Photoshop without additional questions will remove the prohibition of editing and it will remove the symbol is a lock icon on the right side of the line layer.
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Sometimes it makes more sense to duplicate the locked layer, but not to change its status. In this case you will retain the original layer intact and if the edit fails, you can create one more duplicate of the original to try another editing option. Make a copy of the blocked layer very simply, just select it and press Ctrl + J. After this, turn off the visibility of layers-the original.

Advice 2: How to fix layers in photoshop

When working in Adobe Photoshop sometimes you need to secure (lock) the layers. For example, if the work layer is finished and you want to protect it from accidental changes. To secure the layers, follow these steps.
How to fix layers in photoshop
You will need
  • computer;
  • program Adobe Photoshop.
Instruction
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In the Layers palette (Layers) select the layer that needs to be fixed. Click on the lock icon just above the layers. To the right of the layer name appears on the black lock. Ready, layer is fully attached.If you try to change it – the message "the Request could not be performed because the layer is locked" Could not complete you request because the layer is locked).
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If you want to fix the position of a layer, but continue to edit it – use the option "Lock position (Lock position). Select the layer and click on the crossed arrows to the left of the padlock icon. To the right of the layer name appears on a gray lock means that certain properties of the layer are locked. To move a layer now you can't, but can paint in any part of it.
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If you finished editing the image, but the situation will need to change – use the "Fix" (Lock image pixels). Select the layer and click on the brush icon to the left of the crossed arrows. You can move the layer but not be able to draw.
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To "Fix transparency (Lock transparent pixels): select the layer and click on the icon of a square to the left of the brush icon. This feature will allow you to move the layer to draw the image, but locks the transparent pixels. Such a need arises, for example, to preserve the transparency of the background.
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To unpin a layer, click on layer and press the corresponding icon responsible for the lock.
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If you need to remove the lock from the layer "Background" (Background): click the menu "Layer" - "New" - "Layer from Background" (Layer – New - Layer from Backgound). A window will appear "New layer (New Layer). Name the layer and click OK. Another way to unlock the "Background", double-click on the layer name – a window will appear rename a layer, select the name and click OK.

Advice 3: How to transfer one image to another in Photoshop

In order to create beautiful, realistic collages, it is often necessary to superimpose one image on another, or to move an object from one photo to another. Photoshop provides a wealth of opportunities.
How to transfer one image to another in Photoshop
You will need
  • Adobe Photoshop, photography
Instruction
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First you need to isolate the part of the image you will be moved. Open the photo or image in photoshop. On the toolbar, select the Magnetic Lasso Tool. Hover the cursor over the desired object and draw it. If you stroke when you grab part of the background, undo a mistake by pressing the Backspace key. When the desired location is completely circled, double-click the left mouse button.
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Now you need to save the selected object in a memory buffer. It is easiest and faster to use the key combination Ctrl+C.
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Open the second image where you will put the saved object.
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On the layers panel, simply double-click the layer to unlock it, and click the second from right button Create a new layer. Then paste the image from clipboard by Ctrl+V.
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Then the fun begins – turning the two parts in a realistic image. Since in this example the horse is in water, applied to the layer blending mode Overlay – now the picture has become more plausible.
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However, the smooth line of water looks awful. To correct this deficiency by using the Clone Stamp Tool, adding foam and waves around the figure of the animal. Create a new layer above the layer with the horse, name it "Foam". Choose the Stamp on the toolbar. Go to the layer with the sea. Hover your cursor on the pictures where a lot of foam, and press Alt. Inside the circle appeared a cross, it means that the tool remember the segment you want to "clone". Now go back to the layer of "Foam" press left mouse button and draw a line. The cross that you have marked a sample of the drawing, moves in parallel to the cursor. On a new layer appears in the pattern, who is on the cross.
Carefully choose the sites for cloning, ensure that the correction made the image more realistic. If you don't like the result of some action, you can cancel them. To do this in the main menu, choose Edit points, and Step Backward.
Useful advice
If you will be creating the "land" collages, be sure to consider the lighting conditions and don't forget to add shadow to the objects that you have inserted in the new image. Ensure that the brightness and saturation of the imported element does not differ from those of parameters of the basic image.
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