Before you Start
Who can use this feature
Users on Any plan have access to the Layers Panel in the Editor
Only users with Edit access can lock and unlock layers
You can lock Layers to protect them from accidental edits.
When you lock a Layer:
- You will not be able to interact with it, or move it around in the canvas.
- You can still select the layer in the Layers Panel
- It's still possible to adjust the properties of a locked layer
If you lock a parent Frame or Group, then any child layers of that Frame or Group will also be locked. You will have the option to unlock any child layers individually.
Note: It's possible to select locked layers via the right-click menu. Right-click on the layer, choose Select layer and then select the layer from the options. Locked layers have a padlock next to them.
You can lock or unlock a Layer in a few places.
- macOS: Command Shift L
- Windows: Ctrl Shift L
- Right-click on the layer in the canvas.
- Select Lock or Unlock from the options.
- Hover over the Layer in the Layers Panel until the padlock icon appears:
- Click the padlock to lock the Layer:
- If this is a Frame or Group, then any children of that Frame/Group will also be locked. You can click the dot next to the child Layer to unlock them individually:
- You will no longer be able to edit the Layer in the canvas.
- To unlock the Layer, click on the padlock again:
Tip! You can lock multiple layers at once. Click on the eye/padlock icon and drag across the layers you want to update.