Dumb question> can you remove "layer 0"

Explorer ,
Feb 16, 2021 Feb 16, 2021

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I made an image using 12 layers and effects. I then found out that I cannot use a certain image in one of the layers. However, I cannot find this layer  in the layers panel (so I can't get rid of the image on it). This is probably because I copied the entire lot of layers over, so as to not lose the original image.  I hope this isn't too confusing. Basically, I cannot remove this layer as I cannot see it in the layers panel. Any ideas? Will I have to create from scratch again?  

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Feb 16, 2021 Feb 16, 2021

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Could you please post screenshots with the pertinent Panels (Toolbar, Layers, Options Bar, …) visible? 

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Feb 16, 2021 Feb 16, 2021

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'found out that I cannot use a certain image in one of the layers. However, I cannot find this layer  in the layers panel '

This is, at least to me, a bit confusing. Can you post screenshot as already requested?

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Feb 16, 2021 Feb 16, 2021

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One can select a Layer on the Canvas by alt-ctrl-clicking its unobstructed pixels on the canvas (if it is unobstructed, that is), but I am not sure if that is what you are after. 

If you actually know the name of the Layer just select it in the Layers Panel and click the wastebin-icon. 

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Feb 16, 2021 Feb 16, 2021

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Perhaps a layer panel filter has made the layer  invisible?

 

If you can't see it, how do you know it's there? 

 

The following script will count the layers, regardless if some are hidden by a filter in the layer panel.

 

var howMany = app.activeDocument.layers.length;
alert(howMany);

 

What number does it come up with?

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Feb 20, 2021 Feb 20, 2021

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Thank you everyone. I really apologise for that bad description of what had happened. Yikes, it sounds insane.  I won't start all over trying to explain, but let's say I resolved it by grouping all the layers I wanted to move, and then I had one left, with the image I wanted to remove hidden on it, even though the eyeball was there. Go figure. 

@Stephen_A_Marsh.  "If you can't see it, how do you know it's there?"  Yes, well, we won't get into that... 🙂  

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Feb 20, 2021 Feb 20, 2021

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OK, glad you worked it out.

 

I should have previously mentioned that the move tool has an option in the toolbar to show transform controls, which can be helpful to show content bounds on each selected layer.

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Feb 24, 2021 Feb 24, 2021

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Ah yes, I use transform many times for each image. Thanks again.

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Feb 24, 2021 Feb 24, 2021

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Are you using Smart Objects to avoid unnecessary image degredation? 

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