photoshop question

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  1. Dmitri

    Dmitri No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    One thing that really annoys me, and I hope one of you know a way to fix it, is when you switch layers, then do something, undo it, and it goes back to the old layer.

    For example, lets say I have three layers: skin, eyes, teeth.
    I do some work on skin layer.
    I switch to eye layer.
    I go to paint, but forgot I had burn selected, so I go back in the history.
    I select paintbrush and start painting, only to realize PS has switched the it back to the skin layer.

    Anyone know if there's a toggle anywhere so that the selected layer remains?
     
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    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Try stepping backwards (ctrl-alt-z) rather than going back in the history.
     
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    Dmitri No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    bleh ok, will try that. Was hoping to keep my habit, but oh well :)
     
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    oh, also, just tried it - ctrl-alt-z does the same thing :grumpy:
     
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    I think it's unfortunate that if you only have one function on a particular layer and you press back or undo that it goes back to the previous layer. There's definitely some room for mistake. I don't know if there is such a step where if you have one function and pressing back doesn't take you to the previous layer. What I do is I usually lock all the layers I'm not working on because of this.
     
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    blah. Ok thanks for the reply. One would think they would have something, somewhere in the preferences, to disable this. It is very annoying :(
     

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