Photoshop Elements Tips
View a Layer

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If you have a photo with several Layers you might want to view a Layer by itself. As with most things in Photoshop Elements there are a few different ways you can do that.

One way is to move the Layer you want to see to the top of the Layers palette. That isn't always practical because the position of the Layer might be critical. Or you could go to all the other Layers and click on the eyeball in the left column of the Layers palette to turn off their visibility.

But the most efficient way is to hold the Alt key (Mac: Option) while you click on the eyeball for the Layer that you want to view. That will turn off the visibility of all the other Layers, allowing you to only see the Layer you Alt/Option-clicked the eyeball of.

Alt/Option-click on the eyeball again to turn all the Layers on again.

Here's an image where I duplicated the Background Layer a few times and ran different effects on each one to see how they would look.

Look at the Layers palette in the photo below. With all the eyeballs turned on I can only see the top Layer, in this case the one I named Palette Knife.


If I want to see the the Saturation Layer I just Alt/Option-click on the eyeball for that Layer and I can see how it looks.


I hope you found this tip useful. If you have any comments or questions don't hesitate to use the contact form to get in touch with me.
Until next time,
Rick


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