by Julieanne Kost

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May 2, 2012

The ability to search (filter) layers based on a variety of criteria has been added to the Layers panel in Photoshop CS6 which should make working with multi-layered documents much easier. Choose a “Filter Type” by clicking the drop down menu at the top left of the Layers panel and choose from Kind, Name, Effect, Mode, Attribute and/or Color. Then, use the corresponding options that appear to the right of the Filter Type to narrow down the search. The “light switch” to the right of the Filter options toggles the filtering on and off. Note: when filtering by Kind, you can click on more than one icon at a time in order to narrow down the search. Click an icon again to toggle if off.


  • By 00willson - 3:26 AM on February 25, 2013  

    for me, these filters are inactive. how come and what to do?


  • By Bojan Živković - 10:48 PM on May 8, 2013  

    Filters are active and by default you can filter by Kind or to display only certain kind of layers like Adjustment or Type. To change search criteria or Filter Type click double triangles on the right side of Kind.