How to turn off the artboard function in Photoshop

Community Beginner ,
Jul 23, 2015 Jul 23, 2015

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Hi, everyone! My name is Arthur,

and I am trying to turn the Artboard feature off. I can't find a way to do that. Could you help me to turn the Artboards off?

Thanks

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LEGEND , Jul 23, 2015 Jul 23, 2015
Yep select all your layers in the layers panel and move them above the artboard then select the artboard and hit delete.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jul 23, 2015 Jul 23, 2015

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What do you mean by turning it off? You don't have to use art boards. If you have one in a document, you can delete it or it and it's contents.

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LEGEND ,
Jul 23, 2015 Jul 23, 2015

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Yep select all your layers in the layers panel and move them above the artboard then select the artboard and hit delete.

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Community Beginner ,
Jul 25, 2015 Jul 25, 2015

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Thanks, a lot!

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Community Beginner ,
Oct 17, 2016 Oct 17, 2016

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This doesn't work for me, I'm unable to move layers out of the Artboard...

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Oct 17, 2016 Oct 17, 2016

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Guillermo,

What version? What happens when you try the above steps? Screen shots of what you are trying would be helpful.

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Community Beginner ,
Oct 17, 2016 Oct 17, 2016

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Hey jane-e,

thanks for your replay. It just drop them back onto the artboard folder, no way to move them out.

I can´t provide screenshots of the action sorry since nothing happens when trying to make that movement.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Oct 17, 2016 Oct 17, 2016

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Right-click the name of the Artboard and select Delete.

You will get this message. Select Artboard Only. Repeat for each Artboard.

You will end up with just the layers.

This is in 2015.5.1. If it does not work, list your version!

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Community Beginner ,
Oct 18, 2016 Oct 18, 2016

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Hey jane-e,

I can't click on Delete Artboard, no option:

Screen Shot 2016-10-18 at 09.14.47.png

Here is my version, same as yours:

Screen Shot 2016-10-18 at 09.15.20.png

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Oct 18, 2016 Oct 18, 2016

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Hi Guillermo,

Thank you for the screen shot—I saw that you have one Artboard and I had two, so I tried it again, and this is weird. With one Artboard, "Delete Artboard" is grayed out, as you saw.

Here's what works: create a second Artboard from the panel menu.

Right-click your first Artboard and delete it, leaving the contents.

Right-click the second Artboard and delete it. (This now works.)

Did I say that it's weird? Anyway, it just worked for me. Tell me if it works for you, and I would say it is a bug!

Does it work this way?

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Community Beginner ,
Oct 18, 2016 Oct 18, 2016

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Hey jane-e,

that way worked!! Seems to be a Bug as u suggested.

Thanks a lot! Much appreciated

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Oct 18, 2016 Oct 18, 2016

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You are welcome—and I agree that it shouldn't work like this!

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New Here ,
Oct 19, 2016 Oct 19, 2016

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I have been fighting with this for 20 minutes. Such a silly bug! Thank you for the fix!

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Oct 19, 2016 Oct 19, 2016

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Glad it worked for you, too!

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Community Beginner ,
Oct 24, 2016 Oct 24, 2016

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I found a quicker way to solve this issue:

SImply right click over the artboard and select 'Ungroup Artboards', that option dissolve all existing Artboards

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Mar 29, 2021 Mar 29, 2021

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This worked for me! Thank you so much!

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New Here ,
Dec 28, 2017 Dec 28, 2017

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Me neither.

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Jun 20, 2017 Jun 20, 2017

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Thank you!

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Participant ,
Jul 26, 2015 Jul 26, 2015

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This new feature was unwanted by me and is very irritating when you create a new document to build a composite image, adverts etc., to a set size.  Can it be set to default to off permanently?

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jul 26, 2015 Jul 26, 2015

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You can create custom presets for new files. that don't invoke the artboards. I don't use them, I always use my own custom settings, and I never see the artboards unless I create them.

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Participant ,
Jul 26, 2015 Jul 26, 2015

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To clarify - What I want is the image I'm working on edge defined and just that visible.  What I get is a white square on white background (useless) and with the zero point not in the top left corner.  Fit image to screen solves that issue but not the edges issue. This update forces adding guides as the first job just to define the image area.

This is not progress Adobe; updates to PS (which I've used since PS4) making regular tasks less easy.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jul 26, 2015 Jul 26, 2015

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Can you post a screen shot?

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Participant ,
Jul 26, 2015 Jul 26, 2015

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No problem.  As you can see from the letterbox in the navigator widow this should show a 116mm by 25mm blank ready to build a new montage image.  All I've got is a blank white area with the zero off set to right and down. Useless without adding guides!  Giving up on PS for this job as I've got ID.

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Jul 26, 2015 Jul 26, 2015

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You aren't using an artboard in your screen shot. There should be a group in your layer panel called artboard and a label on your canvas. It looks like your bg color has been set to white. Right click on the bg to select a different color.

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Jul 26, 2015 Jul 26, 2015

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Thanks.  That helps.  One of those basic things I've never had to do over many years use (as the default has always been grey) so didn't know you could!.

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