Something has changed. I always paste an image on a layer then select the layer and use the Move Tool to move it around until it is placed where I want it. Now I paste the image, select the layer, choose the Move Tool and the layer selection jumps to another layer and that one gets moved.
Anyone else having this problem (CS5)?
Thanks in advance for any help.
Take a look in the top tool bar for a check box. If this is enable you can select a layer by clicking on it from the canvas, if not checked, then you need to select the layer in the layers panel or use the modifier key to select it on the canvas.
And here is a screen grab...
On windows the modifier key is the control key to select other layers on the canvas when this check box is not marked.
Same problem on CC 2017 but no way.
autoselect is not check.
I reset tool and settings.
Same if I use the ctrl+selection or the mouving tool.
That select the firt plan layer except if I select the content of the layer i want befor try moving.
Have a nice day.
Trying again have an answer, a solution
Blessings to you my friends. I must have clicked "Auto-Select" by mistake.
I must have clicked "Auto-Select" by mistake.
In previous versions, that statement would have been correct. I'm only now realizing that Auto-Select is now on as a default in CC 2017. And when you reset your Tools (which I do all the time), it turns back on again.
Thanks! Was driving me crazy. Never used auto-select so wasn't looking/seeing. Somehow I've unknowingly checked it some days ago. Unchecked & all fine again. Thanks to you.
Not all heroes wear capes! Some wear silk! Thanks Rooster!
Make sure this drop down does NOT say "group". If it does, and you have a group of layers, then Photoshop will move everything within the active group instead of individual layers.
Ugh... my image didn't come through.. it was similar to the above post (Silkrooster - which showed up as I was typing my reply above).
Thank you so much! My wife has been battling this all night and that was the fix!!
Thank you so much !!!!
Thank you for the answer! It was driving me crazy (hate that it's selected by default)!
Yes, Adobe needs to give their UX team a long, hard look if that team really thought it was okay to implement a new behavior that behaves radically differently from what people expect, and make it the default so suddenly all the wrong things start getting moved around when people are attempting to move layers with large transparent areas.
THANK YOU! I finally updated from CS4 to CC (I'm way behind, I know!) and I thought this was a "new thing" in CC I was going to hate. Whew.
Its not the user.
The program is changing its settings...rather MY settings...this issue I've been having since the last update. This particular issue is driving me nuts.
Halfway through my work, it just activates the 'Auto Select', even though I've been working with that layer for a while. Or it will change a duplicated layer to 'Pass Through' and keep it in that mode, even though I'm not working, nor ever have, in that mode in addition to picking some random layer to move.
Then, when I exit the program, it resets all of my Lasso settings to default.
The issues with this last update I've never had before in the years and years of using this program...its a little frustrating.
I've been working in PS for nearly 30 years and with this and other nerw head-scratching changes it's like starting all over again. Things take 2 - 3 times longer now. Not a good thing when you're a production artist trying to meet deadlines!
I still need help. I don't see a check mark on my software. I'm using Photoshop version 21.0.3
My image didn't attach to show what I mean. Not sure why?
This is a better shot!
With the move tool selected it is here
I finally found it! It actually looks totally different in my version of Photoshop. It is a layer icon - toggle not a check mark. I will see if I can attach an image again for the sake of others that run into the same problem. But thank you for responding!
It looks like you have the Narrow Options bar enabled in Preferences >Workspace >Condensed
That replaces some words with icons
Wow...thank you for your help and patience. I don't see the "Condensed" option. Here is a pic of my Preferences>Performance window. While we're at it should I change those settings for better performance? If so I will start another thread or look for one on this subject. Thank you.