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Sat, Apr 15, 2017 4:56 AM

Photoshop: Selecting a layer shows a message 'Target channel is hidden'

The Photoshop file was working perfectly normally but suddenly I am unable to select layers, or move them, and a message pops out as "Could not use move tool because the target channel is hidden. 
Please help

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3 years ago

Sounds like you have QuickMask enabled but hidden. See if this is what you're encountering: 
http://www.wesedholm.com/2011/08/03/solution-to-could-not-move-because-the-target-channel-is-hidden/
https://forums.adobe.com/thread/1359118

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Had the same problem here and your guide solved it. Thanx :-)

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U saved my life, cheers

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Phew!! Thanks a bunch!!

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deselect mask button below the background color button

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Thanks sir

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3 years ago

Have you gone into the channels tab to see if any of the RGB channels are hidden as that's what I'm gathering from the message!


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2 years ago

Thank you!!