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CS3: Could not use the move tool because the target channel is hidden

ok, so i was in CS3 half way, when i get this error message while trying to move a layer.

Could not use the move tool because the target channel is hidden.

I must have pressed something or clicked somewhere accidentally.
A quick google search, and i found a reference site, which solve the problem.

Solution: Hit key “Q”. This will toogle to edit in either “Quick Mask Mode” or “Standard Mode”.
I guess most of us work in the “Standard Mode”.

Here’s the difference in your “Tools” palette when in different mode. note the rectangular icon with a circle inside.

Editing in Standard ModeEditing in Quick Mask Mode

Reference:
HELP: Cannot Use Move Tool Because…

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  1. imran 10/06/10

    thank you that solved it! great :-)

  2. Steven 10/06/10

    imran, great to hear that i was helpful! =)

  3. bualom 10/12/03

    thank you. i meet a problem too.
    it helpfull {much}

  4. تشرين 11/09/06

    this problem made my life miserable!!!
    many thanx

  5. MadFacial 11/10/19

    now i can keep running my work, many thx

  6. Steven 11/10/19

    you are most welcome :)

  7. Sketch 11/11/04

    I THANK YOU SO MUCH!

  8. Steven 11/11/04

    Sketch, you are most welcomed. I am still hoping that Adobe fixed this problem still, although they keep putting the blame on Apple. well.

  9. Sophia 12/03/02

    Thank you very much! you’re a life saver :D

  10. Steven 12/03/02

    Sophia, you are most welcome :)

  11. jorge 13/03/17

    Thanks you solve my problem.

  12. anika 13/05/06

    Thank you for help!! I was ready to destroy my computer :)

    good luck!

  13. PS Freak 13/06/03

    Thank you very much! Great!

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