How to hide or show a layer in Adobe Photoshop
When working on a multi-layer project in Adobe Photoshop, there might come a time when you need to hide one or more of the layers temporarily. The instructions below show you how to do that.
How to Hide a layer
- Open a project in Adobe Photoshop.
- On the right side of the screen, click Layers. Our example project below has three layers: The "ComputerHope.com" text, the Computer Hope logo, and the "Free Computer Help" text.
- Next to each layer, you notice an "eyeball" icon. Clicking it hides that specific layer, making it no longer visible on the canvas.
- In the example below, we used this method to hide the "Free Computer Help" text layer. As you can see, the eyeball icon is now a blank square, meaning the corresponding layer is hidden.
How to show a previously hidden layer
Click the blank box next to the layer you want to show (step 4 above). This brings back the eyeball icon and reinstates the layer to the canvas.