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I Only want to operate in one layer. I want temporarily hide all other layers.

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Alt click the layer's eye that you want to show and all the other ones will be hidden.

Clicking again with alt will invert the same action.

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+1 for quick response :D – Jack Oct 13 '11 at 5:39
The issue here is that I have a million layers, some hidden and some visible. When I need my visibility back ALL layers become "eyed". Can we revert layer visibility status somehow? – Ben Racicot Jun 27 '14 at 16:19
@BenRacicot Yes you can. In the Window > History panel you'll find a corner menu ( Icon at the top right corner of the panel ). Click it and go to History options.... In there you will find a checkbox that makes layer visibility undoable. Once you enable it, you can use the method in my answer and revert back to prior state with Ctrl+Z. – Joonas Jun 27 '14 at 16:44

By checking layer eye on/off, this will hide layers one by one.

you can hide/unhide any layer in photoshop

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I'm not sure I appreciate you editing your answer to match my answer after you realized you didn't answer the actual question. So, I give you mental minus point and you have to live with that for the rest of your life. – Joonas Oct 13 '11 at 6:14
hahahha lollero things cant be changed, what you know could be same with what i know, i am removing those lines which you think i tried to match with your happy you answered correctly :) lol @ your mental minus point – Jack Oct 13 '11 at 6:35
and that was just matter of time nothing else i dont need to match answers here, we should help our self and others here...and i was doing the same... – Jack Oct 13 '11 at 6:39
I saw it as matter of time too. You edited your answer to match mine 20 minutes after I had made my answer. So, in my mind you knew the same thing I knew, but 20 minutes after I told what I know and I'm paranoid... like the song... – Joonas Oct 13 '11 at 6:58
thank you very much, Jack ! – lovespring Oct 13 '11 at 7:10

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