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Why can't I transform or move artwork? i.e. what does the following mean?ph_1.png

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Adobe Community Professional , Mar 09, 2021 Mar 09, 2021
You are in Quick Mask Mode (Q). See the Channels Panel. 

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Mar 09, 2021 Mar 09, 2021

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Could you please post screenshots with the pertinent Panels (Toolbar, Layers, Channels, Options Bar, …) visible? 

Which Channel did you select? 

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ph_layers.png

 

ph_channels.png

I was trying to create a face and I wanted to adjust the position of the different bits of the face that I had drawn on different layers (nose, mouth etc.) but I can't move them. I'm very new to using photoshop so there's probably just a silly mistake that I'm making! 

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You are in Quick Mask Mode (Q). 

See the Channels Panel. 

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If you want to move a Layer the Composite Channel (RGB in this case) needs to be selcted. 

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c.pfaffenbichler is correct. All you have to do is press the letter Q to get in and out of quick select mode. Anytime you see that transparent red highlight on a layer, it's an indicator that you are in the quick select mode. 

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