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Activate onion skin on only one layer?

New Here ,
Apr 09, 2021 Apr 09, 2021

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Hi, I just started animating with photoshop and I was wondering if there was a way to only activate the onion skin mode on specific layers? When I activate it, it always shows all layers and I couldn't figure anything out in the options either.

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Apr 09, 2021 Apr 09, 2021

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See Onion Skin settings.  Changing opacity might help.

https://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop/using/creating-timeline-animations.html#specify_onion_skin_setting...

 

Nancy O'Shea, Product User & Community Expert
Alt-Web Design & Publishing ~ Web : Print : Graphics : Media

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Apr 10, 2021 Apr 10, 2021

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Only one, single layer? What is purpose then of automation when you work with single layer?

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New Here ,
Jan 04, 2022 Jan 04, 2022

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Just chiming in here to see if anyone has figured it out. It's actually surprising that onion-skinning only the current layer isn't the default, but it seems like there's actually no way to do this. Is that true? That's bananas.

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Apr 12, 2022 Apr 12, 2022

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Yeah, looking for that too, I have no choice only to animate without background at all.

Photoshop is actually quite bad for animating. Animate is far better, but its not raster..

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Sep 08, 2022 Sep 08, 2022

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Hey there. Any luck figuring this out?

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