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Is there a way to Clear Layer?

New Here ,
Sep 24, 2019 Sep 24, 2019

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Is there a Clear Layer command anywhere? Or do you just have to delete the layer and create a new one?

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Adobe Employee , Dec 08, 2019 Dec 08, 2019

Hi All. 

 

Clear Layer is coming to Fresco VERY soon. 

 

Sue. 

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Adobe Employee ,
Sep 24, 2019 Sep 24, 2019

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Hi Hew. 

 

Right now, deleting a layer and creating a new one is the only way to clear.

 

But, some way to clear a layer of all its content, without having to delete it, is a functionality that's being considered. 

 

Sue. 

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New Here ,
Dec 01, 2019 Dec 01, 2019

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Hopefully you guys can add this quickly. So many of the other drawing apps have a quick, one step way of doing this (i.e. drag three fingers downward, 'clear layer' popup command in the layer options, etc). Having to delete a layer and then add another layer to continue working is very clunky and constantly slows down your workflow. Many thanks for working towards getting an elegant solution implemented.

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Community Beginner ,
Sep 24, 2019 Sep 24, 2019

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FYI - I found that I could use the selection tool the select the entirety of the layer, then the Erase option while the selection tool was enabled, and that cleared the layer without deleting it.  So, that's a second way to clear a layer.

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Adobe Employee ,
Sep 24, 2019 Sep 24, 2019

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Thanks for sharing that!

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Community Expert ,
Dec 07, 2019 Dec 07, 2019

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And you could create an action that does it, and attribute it a keyboard shortcut.

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Adobe Employee ,
Dec 08, 2019 Dec 08, 2019

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Hi All. 

 

Clear Layer is coming to Fresco VERY soon. 

 

Sue. 

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Contributor ,
Dec 09, 2019 Dec 09, 2019

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There are actions in Fresco? 

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Community Expert ,
Dec 13, 2019 Dec 13, 2019

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My bad, the question popped up in the sidebar of the Photoshop forum, and I did not see it was a Fresco one...

Indeed, there are no actions in Fresco...

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New Here ,
Dec 13, 2019 Dec 13, 2019

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Awesome.

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New Here ,
Jan 31, 2021 Jan 31, 2021

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Quick workaround: add layer mask, invert layer mask, right-click on mask and apply mask. That will quickly clear layers without you having to rename anything or erase.

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New Here ,
Mar 10, 2022 Mar 10, 2022

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select layer

Ctrl-A 

Delete key

 

 

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