Quick Tips

How to Get Rid of That Shape Layer Outline in Photoshop

If you’ve worked with a shape layer, you’ve probably noticed the appearance of a thin outline around the shape. The outline you see around a shape layer really doesn’t mean anything. It won’t print or show up on a saved Web image; however, it does look flat-out distracting when you’re trying to work with your images. Just click the mask next to the shape layer it’s on, and that outline will disappear. Click on it again if you ever want to turn it back on.



    • WebmasterTroi 2 October, 2013 at 01:41 Reply

      Thanks so much man. I’m a PS vet and have always hated using shape layers specifically for having to see that God-forsaken outline… This has changed my design life for the better! lol 🙂


  1. sisneh 17 August, 2012 at 03:58 Reply

    @lgor Skuhar: is there any way that i can see the outline when pen or shape tools are selected and the outline is hidden when other tools are selected or when you click the layer.
    this is getting annoying you have to press ctrlH multiple times to get something rite. also if you have some guidelines and other things which you don’t want to disappear.

    i guess there are no other ways to do this.

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