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Move an item within a mask (Photo)

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Hi all, take a look at the attached. I have created that text and masked it to Ales's head. Now I would like to move the text a bit without changing the mask so that it still deletes the area behind his head. In PS I would just select the text and move it but I can't seem to make that happen in Photo (see second screenshot). Can someone help? This ought to be traightforward, surely?

Thanks.

Phil

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40 minutes ago, αℓƒяє∂ said:

It looks as though you have the mask and its parent layer both selected. You need to click on the mask thumbnail to select the mask layer on its own.

Thanks. If I do that I can move the mask but I want to move the content and NOT the mask. Does that make sense? I can't seem to select just the content layer without the mask layer being selected too. I tried turning off the mask to no avail.

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48 minutes ago, toltec said:

Did you try ticking Lock Children on the Context Toolbar?

Ah, that seems to be it although, unless I am mistaken, you don't get the Lock Children option if the object is a text object. I had to delete the mask then rasterise the layer, reload the selection from a spare channel, create the mask, choose the move tool, choose lock children, then it works. If I tried to rasterise the layer without deleting the mask first it rasterised the mask too. 

Complex stuff!

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1 hour ago, Phil_rose said:

Ah, that seems to be it although, unless I am mistaken, you don't get the Lock Children option if the object is a text object. I had to delete the mask then rasterise the layer, reload the selection from a spare channel, create the mask, choose the move tool, choose lock children, then it works. If I tried to rasterise the layer without deleting the mask first it rasterised the mask too. 

Complex stuff!

You sure Lock Children wasn't hiding in the ">>" (more off screen area)?

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