How to Delete All Hidden Layers at Once in Adobe Photoshop

by Jay Hilgert
on July 30, 2015

Does your Photoshop document have what seems to be a million layers that are all turned off? Instead of deleting them one by one, you can save a lot of time by deleting them all at the same time! This simple feature is often missed by many professionals, but it is really much easier than I ever expected it to be. I’m not sure about later versions, but I know this is possible in both Photoshop CS6 and below…

First open any layered Photoshop file and hide a few layers if you don’t have any hidden already.

Then, in the Layers Palette, click on the little arrow in the upper right and select “Delete Hidden Layers.”


Thats it! So don’t drag all of your layers to the trash, hide the layers you want to delete and get rid of them all at once. If you found this helpful, please share it or subscribe to our blog for more updates!

About Jay Hilgert

Formally trained at Oklahoma State, Jay Hilgert is a graphic and web designer, font designer (Link), software developer (Brush Pilot™), and the founder of BittBox.