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Tue, Jun 18, 2013 1:06 PM

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Photoshop CC: Move tool auto-select is selecting layers in hidden or locked groups

Love the multiple path selection tool in Photoshop CC, but is there a way to *not* include invisible & locked layers?

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7 years ago

Should be fixed in the Photoshop CC 14.1 update:

http://adobe.ly/16AZpYt

Sr. Product Manager, Adobe Digital Imaging

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This is awesome news. Thank you Adobe!

Adobe Administrator

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Thank you for your patience.

Sr. Product Manager, Adobe Digital Imaging

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Just updated to 14.1 on Mac Mountain Lion 10.8, can confirm the bug is fixed! The screen does flicker a bit when drag-selecting stuff, but it's not the end of the world.

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Yay!

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7 years ago

What do you mean by invisible layers? The vector selection tools should not select hidden layers, or any layers that are not returned by the current layer filter. If this is not working correctly, please let me know.

There isn't a way to exclude locked layers, unless you use the Attribute = Not Locked layer filter. You can also use isolation mode to specify which layers are selectable. Let me know if you need further help with using this.

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I'm having the same problem. Is this a bug that will be fixed, like today?

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Jeanne, I am receiving this as well. It's definitely a bug. I opened up cs6 beside it with the exact same file and it is not selecting my hidden/locked files. However, in CC it selects the layers I want, plus hidden layers behind it and locked layers (that are in range of my marquee in the 'move tool'.

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Likewise I'm having the same problem and it is not ok ... I hide or lock layers because I do not want to select them.

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This is happening to me too. Is there a fix yet?

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This bug has to be fixed. I cannot get any work done while the select tool is selecting everything EXCEPT the layer I want to work with. This is disasterous for my productivity and my business.

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"You can lock multiple layers at once using the Layers panel. You can hide multiple layers by going to Layer > Hide Layers. "

This just isn't viable when you have hundreds of layers contained within dozens of nested folders. This bug has caused my workflow to blow out to four times the amount of time it normally takes, and there's been zero response from Adobe about it. When will we see this critical problem resolved?

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I am also waiting for a fix. This is terrible for my productivity.

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Still not a fix for this?

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7 years ago

I think I asked the wrong question. I assumed it had something to do with the Multiple Path selection because it highlighted all the layer edges. You are correct, this does not apply to the vector selection tool.

I'm in Auto-select mode and using the Move Tool to drag a marquee around multiple layers. This selects *all* layers in the marque including locked and hidden layers.

This was not the behaviour in CS6, where I could lock a bunch of layers in the background, and work freely on the unlocked layers above them.

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62 Points

7 years ago

I am having the exact same problem! When I drag and select multiple layers with the move tool, auto-select is selecting my hidden and locked layers. This was driving me nuts last night and I haven't been able to find any info on the problem. Glad I'm not the only one experiencing this.

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7 years ago

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7 years ago

I'm having the same problem. Is this a bug that will be fixed, like today?

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7 years ago

It looks like this is a known issue and we already have a bug logged. The problem happens when working with layer groups and the group is hidden or locked. Until this is fixed, the workaround is to hide or lock the layers themselves rather than the group.

You can lock multiple layers at once using the Layers panel. You can hide multiple layers by going to Layer > Hide Layers.

Hope that helps.

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"You can lock multiple layers at once using the Layers panel. You can hide multiple layers by going to Layer > Hide Layers. "

This just isn't viable when you have hundreds of layers contained within dozens of nested folders. This bug has caused my workflow to blow out to four times the amount of time it normally takes, and there's been zero response from Adobe about it. When will we see this critical problem resolved?

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7 years ago

I am experiencing this issue as well. I'll be fine using CS6 for the time being, but I hope this gets fixed soon :)
Thanks!

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7 years ago

Crap I just ran into this now that I'm trying to work entirely within CC. I'm really disappointed the Photoshop team didn't include me in the beta to help discover these issues. I keep finding more and more...

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7 years ago

Same problem around here using PS CC in Windows when working with layer groups locking. Locking them one by one is a temporary patch but I hope it'll get fixed since this kind of kills my whole workflow :/

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7 years ago

Not sure if this is a bug or a feature, but Auto-Select Layer now selects all layers—even layers that have been disabled (eye poked out). I went back to CS6 to check and it's definitely a Photoshop CC function/bug.

If layers have been turned off, I don't want to accidentally select and move them. Is this a bug or some other change someone thought would help? Please revert back.

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
Auto-Select Layer now selects disabled layers in Photoshop CC.

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7 years ago

Its really a big problem for me

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7 years ago

This is happening to me as well. it won't even highlight the selected hidden layers in the layers panel if the group they're in is collapsed.

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7 years ago

Should I mention also the Direct Path Tool ... it does the same thing, selects multiple points from all the shapes you go over (on other layers as well) ... I really can not believe these bugs ... especially these ones .... in a final release!

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7 years ago

Hi Alexandru,
I'm not sure if the direct path tool performance is a bug; I think it's been touted as a new feature that enables editing multiple paths at once—something some people have been asking for for awhile, though I can also see that it would be very frustrating if you are wanting to focus on one vector layer in a document containing many. I imagine this behavior can be disabled, and that it is unrelated to the topic of this thread, unless the direct path tool is also selecting paths/anchors on layers that are hidden.
Cheers,