Photoshop tutorial: How to lock and unlock layers in Photoshop

There may be times when you want to protect the contents of a layer to ensure that it does not get changed accidentally. In order to do this, you can lock layers.

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Atif Bashir said: Use the following shortcuts to lock and unlock layers in Photoshop CC 2014.• Command + / (Mac) | Control + / (Win) toggles between locking and unlocking all selected layers. (Clicking on the lock icon will also unlock a layer).• Command + Option +/ (Mac) | Control + Alt + / (Win) unlocks all layers (except the Background layer).• In addition, there is a new menu item Layer> Lock Layers.Specific to locking Shape layers:• If a shape layer is locked, it now behaves properly and cannot be selected (in previous versions it could).• When a Shape layer is locked, the Shape Properties in the Properties panel will be disabled.

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