Toggling Layer Visibility in Photoshop

Adobe Photoshop

• Command + “,” (comma) (Mac) | Control + “,” (comma) (Win) toggles the visibility of the currently selected layer(s).

• Command + Option +  “,” (comma)  (Mac) | Control + Alt +  “,” (comma)  (Win) shows all layers (regardless of which layers are selected).

• Option -click (Mac) |  Alt-click  (Win) on the eye icon in the Layers panel to toggle visibility of all other layers. To make all layers visible (as opposed to only those that were previously visible), Control-click (Mac) / right-click (Win)  the eye icon on the Layers panel and select “Show/Hide all other layers”

Adobe Photoshop

Posted on 09-24-2015


  • By allen furst - 6:52 AM on September 24, 2015  

    command + comma and command-option comma have no effect at all

  • By Carlos A. Oliveras - 10:42 AM on September 27, 2015  

    Ctrl comma and Ctrl Alt Comma not working for me either… in fact AFAIK, in Photoshop there is not a predefined shortcut for toggling the visibility of a layer on and off – it’s possible, but we have to define this shortcut ourselves from Edit/Keyboard shortcuts.

    I’m using Windows… maybe on a mac it does work?

    (Still, thanks a lot for all the tips and tricks you share in this wonderful blog!)

  • By vince - 7:14 PM on September 28, 2015  

    visibility shortcut does not work on mac yosemite