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Photoshop: When I drag a layer, the whole group moves. How do I just move a layer inside a group?

When I drag a layer using the move tool on the document the whole group moves. How do I just move just a single layer inside a group?

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11 y ago

You have the Move to set to "Auto-Select" groups.

Select the Move tool and change the setting to Layer instead of Group in the tool options bar:

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Thank you so much things will go so much faster now. <3 to you!!!

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Thank you for this, I was about to send my laptop on a way express ticket to Wall-Ville 

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10 y ago

Thank you very much Jeffrey... f**k whoever is responsible for my loss of time, patience and wellbeing at the job

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6 y ago

Thank you thank you Jeffrey! Thank god for you.
That was maddening. You just saved me from myself.

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Man, thank you so much. This has been driving me nuts all day. THANK YOU! 8 )

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5 y ago

THANK YOU!!!!! GOD AND SATAN BLESS YOU MAN!

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4 y ago

I had a related issue, when i tried to move a layer it was like the whole black channel moved instead. Down near the bottom of the tool bar in CS3 there is a setting for Edit in Quick Mask Mode. I had accidentally clicked on that. It's a little rectangle with a circle in it.