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Bela614 Silver Member Nikonian since 19th Dec 2004Tue 24-Sep-13 07:09 PM
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"How do I unlock an image"
Tue 24-Sep-13 07:26 PM by Bela614

Bellingham, US
          

Hello,
I am pretty new to photoshop and am trying to get two images side by side. One of the first steps is to unlock the images. Every time I open an image in Photoshop CC it is locked in the layers panel. I have tried dragging the lock down to the garbage can but that does not work. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Also, my hand tool does not seem to work. Up at the top it says that there are no definable presets set for this tool?
Thanks in advance,
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blw Moderator Awarded for his high level of expertise in various areas Nikonian since 18th Jun 2004Tue 24-Sep-13 11:26 PM
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Richmond, US
          

You need to expand your image size, then you can move it around.

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Bela614 Silver Member Nikonian since 19th Dec 2004Tue 24-Sep-13 11:41 PM
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Thanks Brian, much appreciated.
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blw Moderator Awarded for his high level of expertise in various areas Nikonian since 18th Jun 2004Wed 25-Sep-13 03:10 AM
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#3. "RE: How do I unlock an image"
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actually maybe it's the canvas size. not the image size...?

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Bela614 Silver Member Nikonian since 19th Dec 2004Wed 25-Sep-13 12:56 PM
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Hello,
I resized the image and was able to move it around with the hand tool. I called Adobe and they said to unlock an image just to double click on the lock. Seems to work. But I still cannot get two images to locate side by side, at least according to the instructions I have in my books. I will eventually figure it out I think.
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Antero52 Silver Member Awarded for his expertise in post-processing, being  consistently helpful and professional. Nikonian since 07th Jul 2009Wed 25-Sep-13 02:07 PM
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#5. "RE: How do I unlock an image"
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Wed 25-Sep-13 02:07 PM by Antero52

Vantaa, FI
          

I think there are two separate questions here. One is how to to convert a locked layer (usually the Background layer) to an unlocked one, and you've figured it out now.

The other question is how to expand the canvas so that there's space for the layer to move. As Brian said, you'll have to expand the canvas. If the images are the same size, you can set the canvas size horizontally to, say, 250 per cent, so that you can move two images side by side and still have space between them.

But perhaps there are still more questions. What exactly do you mean by "image"? Do you have two layers in the same Photoshop document (the layer palette in one PS document shows two layers)? Or do you have two PS documents arranged horizontally on your screen?

If you have two PS documents arranged horizontally on your screen, you need to move the layer of one document to the other document. Here's how: 1. Arrange the documents on the screen. They can overlap, but you can also do "Window/Arrange horizontally/vertically". 2. Check that the layer to be moved to the other document isn't locked. 3. Select the layer to be moved (not only the document but the layer from the layers palette). 4. Drag the layer to the other document. If you shift-drag it, the centers of the existing and new layer will coincide, but that's a non-issue as you will relocate them anyway. 5. Now ensure that both layers are unlocked and you have enough canvas.

Regards, Antero

  

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Bela614 Silver Member Nikonian since 19th Dec 2004Wed 25-Sep-13 06:20 PM
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Wed 25-Sep-13 06:46 PM by Bela614

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Thank you very much Antero. Your explanation did the trick. I can now put two photos side by side and work on them. Thanks again,
Bill

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