Sounds like a better answer than mine....
On 1/8/20, 11:24 AM, "SciArt-L Discussion List-for Natural Science Illustration- on behalf of Karen Ackoff" <[log in to unmask] on
Photoshop has an annoying new-fish feature. When you have the Move tool selected, look up to the Control/Options bar. If you don’t see it, open it by choosing Window > Control (or Options, depending on version of Photoshop). You will see the option to AUTO SELECT - uncheck this. This is, apparently, turned on by default. It will select the entire layer. Just deselect and everything should be back to normal.
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