You're here > Home > Tutorials > Adobe Photoshop 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. By Ashleigh Allsopp | on March 30, 2015 Share Share Read next After Effects tutorial: How to animate a multi-layered Photoshop artwork in After Effects 5 ways to incorporate Bauhaus graphic design in your work Portfolio: Raphaël Vicenzi 86 Best Photoshop tutorials Portfolio: Tom Galland Design Trends 2018: 28 leading designers, creative directors & illustrators tell us what’s inspiring them for the year ahead Comments buyletrozole said: can you give me trick for blur effect?? http://bit.ly/2KQ3npF 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.