Photoshop: Able to select layers by masked areas inside nested groups

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Shouldn't be able to select layers by masked areas inside nested groups.

Putting a layer inside a group and applying a mask to the group the masked areas are not selectable with Move Tool (correct, red layer). But if you put that layer in a subfolder inside your main masked folder it will become selectable with move tool (black layer).

It also has a problem if the layer is below the subfolder and not even in the subfolder folder (green layer)

This is a problem when working with complex multi-layer files. You're trying to work in one masked area and the move tool keeps selecting the wrong group even though nothing is visibly there.


Using Mac 10.6.7, PS 12.0.4 x64
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Brent Blaskievich

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