Deleting and hiding layers

There conies a time when you decide that a drawing just isn't working for you, and you decide to part ways with it. I know it's happened to me; I've scrapped entire pages because it was easier to start from scratch than to fight tooth and nail with the abomination that was staring at me.

So, you could use the eraser tool and take your time erasing all the lines from the layer ... or you could just get rid of the layer altogether. I happen to like the latter; there's something cathartic about doing a virtual "crumpling up the paper and throwing it in the trash."

Follow these steps to delete a layer:

1. Using your mouse or stylus select the layer from the Layers palette. (Press F4 if it isn't currently visible.)

2. Delete the layer by using one of the following methods:

• Drag the layer to the Trash icon at the top of the Layers palette.

• Click the Trash icon. When the dialog box asks if you're sure you want to delete the layer, click OK.

• Choose Layer1 ^ Delete Layer. When the dialog box appears and asks if you're sure you want to delete the layer, click OK.

If you want to temporarily remove a layer from sight, you can simply hide it. To do this, just click the eyeball icon in the Layers palette to make the layer disappear and reappear It's a great way to see how your inks are coming along by hiding your pencil roughs.

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