How to fix Adobe Photoshop error warning dialog box called ‘Could not edit the layer because the layer is locked.’

When you open png or jpg from web & you want to edit locked background layer. Then you double click on ‘background layer’ You get this warning called ‘Could not edit the layer because the layer is locked.’

 
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Here is How to fix this error

 
Step 01:

 
Select Background Layer

 
Step 02:

 

Solution 01:

 
Double click on locked layer which will bring new layer dialog box click OK & your background layer will become Layer 0 and is unlocked

 

Solution 02:

 
Option Click on Mac or Alt Click on Windows on Locked layer to make layer unlocked

 

Solution 03:

 
Drag Layer’s Lock Symbol to trash icon available at bottom panel.

 
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Result:

 
Photoshop will convert background layer to Layer 0

 
Now layer will be available for editing & manipulation.

 
Hope it helps,

 
Thanks & Regards
Mandar Apte

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