Selecting Layers in Canvas

Community Beginner ,
Feb 25, 2022 Feb 25, 2022

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Hi, as the new version of Photoshop is released, It seems that I cannot select my layers through my canvas without selecting them in the layer tab. It seems to be a hindrance to the workflow the fact that you have to select every layer in the layer tab. Hoping that this will be fixed. Are you guys experiencing this also? I'm kind of annoyed by this. It slows me down. 

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Adobe Community Professional , Feb 25, 2022 Feb 25, 2022
Just check "auto select layer" in the options bar (with move tool active).

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Feb 25, 2022 Feb 25, 2022

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Have you bothered checking the Move Tool’s settings in the Options Bar? Specifically »Auto-select«? 

 

cmd-alt-clicking should also be an alternative. 

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Feb 25, 2022 Feb 25, 2022

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Can you elaborate on this? As far as I know, shortcuts can vary on windows and mac however if cmd is ctrl in windows the result is I will only duplicate the object not freely dragging it around the canvas without having to select it manually in the layers tab. 

 

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Feb 25, 2022 Feb 25, 2022

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Just check "auto select layer" in the options bar (with move tool active).

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Feb 25, 2022 Feb 25, 2022

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Thank you! It worked. I'm so glad ...I didn't notice that due to the update it has been turned off. 

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edited, it was not relevant 

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