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Photoshop - Ungroup Objects

Posted on 2011-03-05
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Hi Experts,

I have used an image and a text object on top of it. I wanted to set the image to black&white style. I messed around with the options, and at the end I got what I want, but now I noticed that the image and the text object have become one single layer!

How to do I separate them? I want to edit the text!

Thanks,
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by:MINDSUPERB
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To Ungroup the layers, select the group and choose Layer > Ungroup Layers.

Sincerely,
Ed
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by:feesu
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Ungroup Layers is disabled. It seems that I did something else. I am telling you, I wanted to make the image graystyle, and it prompted me with something about using that color and I pressed ok. Now it all one layer and I can't get them back.
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by:MINDSUPERB
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You might accidentally hit the flattened layers. If you did not save it yet, you can still redo it using the history window.

Ed
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Or press Ctrl+Alt+Z (PC) or Cmd+Option+Z (Mac) to redo.
 
Note: This will only works if you did not save and close your file.

Ed
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by:feesu
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No, it was already saved ages ago! So there is no way bring it back?
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by:MINDSUPERB
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I am afraid you can't ungroup the layer anymore.

Ed
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Ok, for future, how do I graystyle the image if there already other text objects on the same page and on top of the image/
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If the the text objects are in different layer, then you just select the image -> Image -> Adjustment -> Black and White.

From the Black and White window you can adjust the graystyle you want.

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