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Chapter 16. Layers > To delete a layer or layers:

To delete a layer or layers:

1.
Click the layer you want to delete.

or

To delete multiple, consecutive layers, Shift-click them, or Cmd-click/Ctrl-click non-consecutive layers.

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To deselect one layer when multiple layers are selected, Cmd-click/Ctrl-click the layer you want to deselect.

2.
Click the Delete Layer button at the top of the Layers palette.

or

Control-click/Right-click and choose Delete [layer name] from the context menu. If multiple layers are selected, only the first layer will be listed on the context menu, but all the currently selected layers will be deleted.

3.
If the layer(s) you're deleting contain any items, the Delete Layer dialog box will open :

Figure 1. If you want to save the items from a layer you're deleting, choose the layer you want to move the items to from the Move items to Layer pop-up menu.


Click Delete items on selected Layer(s) to have all the items on the selected layers be deleted from the document.

or

Click Move items to Layer, then from the pop-up menu, choose which layer you want the items from the deleted layers to be moved to.

4.
Click OK.


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