• Making Layer Panel Thumbnails Easier to See in Photoshop or PSE

    When you are working on a template or other Photoshop document with a number of layers, the default settings make it very difficult (if not impossible!) to see which item is on each layer. Instead of straining your eyes or playing a game of “hunt and click,” you can change the Layers panel settings so that the layer contents are visible at a glance.

    To find the Layers panel options in Photoshop or Elements, click the down-arrow at the top right corner of the Layers panel title bar. Choose Panel Options from the drop-down menu.

    Under Thumbnail size, tick the largest thumbnail at the bottom.

    Under Thumbnail contents, tick Layer Bounds.

    Click OK.

    Now instead of seeing a small item on the entire document as a thumbnail, you’ll see a just what is on that layer. Your eyes will thank you!