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Remove Background doesn't appear in the Quick Actions Properties window Photoshop 2020 macOS

Explorer ,
Dec 31, 2019 Dec 31, 2019

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Help. "Remove Background" doesn't appear in the "Quick Actions"Properties window Photoshop 2020 Mac Catalina. This function seems to be missing. I only have Image Size, Crop, Trim and Rotate. Can't see where to add it to the "Quick Actions." Any suggestions greatly received. Thanks

 

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Dec 31, 2019 Dec 31, 2019

Hi

You need to be working on an unlocked layer to see the other options

Locked layer

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Unlocked layer

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Adobe Employee ,
Dec 31, 2019 Dec 31, 2019

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Hi there,

Would you mind sharing a screenshot of Quick Actions tab?
Also, please have a look at this thread and see if it helps: https://feedback.photoshop.com/photoshop_family/topics/quick_actions_save_your_time_and_your_health

 

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Sahil

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Explorer ,
Dec 31, 2019 Dec 31, 2019

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Hi Sahil,

Unlocking the layer worked. Happy New Year.

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Guest
Dec 31, 2019 Dec 31, 2019

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Hi

You need to be working on an unlocked layer to see the other options

Locked layer

locked.png

Unlocked layer

actions.png

 

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Explorer ,
Dec 31, 2019 Dec 31, 2019

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Thanks Ged Traynor, that did the trick. In future I will remember to unlock
the layer or background. Thanks and Happy New Year.

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New Here ,
Jul 02, 2020 Jul 02, 2020

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Remove Background doesn't appear in the Quick Actions Properties window Photoshop 2020 and background layer is unlockNaamloos-1.jpg

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Guest
Jul 02, 2020 Jul 02, 2020

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Hi

Your screenshot is tiny, so it's hard to see, but did you click on > arrow to open up the options

2020-07-02 10_45_01-Window.png

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New Here ,
Jun 22, 2021 Jun 22, 2021

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Mine Doesn't appear :'( 

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New Here ,
Aug 18, 2021 Aug 18, 2021

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same here

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New Here ,
Sep 16, 2021 Sep 16, 2021

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Same..

 

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New Here ,
Dec 13, 2021 Dec 13, 2021

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Same I'm so sad 

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Community Expert ,
Dec 13, 2021 Dec 13, 2021

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Hi, Please post a screen capture that shows the layers panel, the file, and the properties panel. Make sure also that you open the properties tall enough to see all buttons.

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New Here ,
Feb 04, 2022 Feb 04, 2022

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I'm having the same issue... appreciate any help 

 

 

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New Here ,
Jul 31, 2022 Jul 31, 2022

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yes

 

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Community Expert ,
Mar 11, 2023 Mar 11, 2023

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quote

I'm having the same issue... appreciate any help 

By @stephanie22994045238b

 

Stephanie, your screen shot shows a smart object. Remove background requires a pixel layer.

 

Jane

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New Here ,
Jun 26, 2022 Jun 26, 2022

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I am having thr same issue, did you get any solution for this ?

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New Here ,
Feb 27, 2023 Feb 27, 2023

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I'm also having issues with quick actions which don't appear. The layer is unlocked. Was anyone able to resolve this?

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New Here ,
Mar 04, 2023 Mar 04, 2023

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why is no one answering this question?  Several people have posted and shown that they are not getting an option in their properties panel for anything like you all are showing.

 

My layer is unlocked, windows has been reset to essentials,I have doubled checked to be sure software uptodate and still the only thing my properties panel shows is is W, H, X and Y.   same as ren5E15 posted TWO YEARS ago.

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Community Beginner ,
Mar 11, 2023 Mar 11, 2023

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I'm having the same issue, and my layers are unlocked.

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Community Expert ,
Mar 11, 2023 Mar 11, 2023

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@Melinda28711479b75o and @Brandi28828972p292 

 

Please post a screen shot including your Layers, Properties, and Tools panels so we can see what you are seeing.

 

Also, go to Help > Get System Info and give us your exact version of Photoshop. This feature is not in older versions so that could be another reason.

 

Jane

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Community Beginner ,
Mar 12, 2023 Mar 12, 2023

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Thank you, Jane. 

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 The version is 13.0 x32. 
Thank you!

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Mar 12, 2023 Mar 12, 2023

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Community Expert ,
Mar 12, 2023 Mar 12, 2023

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Thank you, Jane. The version is 13.0 x32. Thank you!

By @Brandi28828972p292

 

You're welcome, Brandi. You are on the Smart Object layer called WhiteWatermark and you can't remove a background from a SO. Layer 0 is a pixel layer, but it appears to already have transparency and there is no background to remove?

 

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Jane

 

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Community Expert ,
Mar 11, 2023 Mar 11, 2023

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I'm also having issues with quick actions which don't appear. The layer is unlocked. Was anyone able to resolve this?

By @Tannis25271735f6kb

 

Tannis, your Properties panel shows a linked smart object. Remove Background requires a pixel layer.

https://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop/using/quick-actions/remove-background.html

 

Jane

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New Here ,
Apr 03, 2023 Apr 03, 2023

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Hi friends!
All wht you need is change your work space 

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