Type Tool unusable!

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Apr 27, 2022 Apr 27, 2022

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I am working on a layered project in Photoshop, all layers visible, and I suddenly cannot use the type tool. Error message states “Could not use the type tool because the target channel is hidden. What do I do? Simple non-tech language please!

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Apr 27, 2022 Apr 27, 2022

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Hi

Can you post a screenshot of the Photoshop interface with all the pertinent panels opened to hightlight the issue

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Looking up the problem, Quick Mask mode could be what's causing this.  It creates a Quick Mask channel below the RGB channels in the Channels panel (open that one for Ged when you take a screenshot). Since you are using MacOS,  Commmand-Shift-3 will give you a full screen image you can upload to the forums.

 

Usually you will see "Quick Mask" in your Document title tab and pressing Q will toggle it off.

https://community.adobe.com/t5/photoshop-ecosystem-discussions/target-channel-is-hidden/m-p/5750669

has the full discussion.

 

 

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