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Could not use the move tool because the layer is locked Solved easy

Question: I am trying to move layer in Photoshop, but I get a warning message :- 

Could not use the move tool because the layer is locked !

Here are some simple and easy steps to solve this most common problem:

In layers window you can see the lock icon located on the right side of the Background layer.

(In case if you couldn’t find layer window, Press shortcut key F7 or go to window tab and check layers option to get layers window On)

 

Main step :- Now double click on the locked Background layer to unlock the layer, once you done, It will ask to rename the layer, Once you renamed hit OK

Now the layers is unlocked and you can move it anywhere will the move tool.

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