How to Hide Guides in Photoshop

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Here’s a quick tutorial explaining how to show and hide guides in Photoshop.

How to Hide Guides in Photoshop

Guides can be an excellent way to line up text and image elements in Photoshop. However, sometimes you want to remove the guides to get a better overall view of your image. For many users, it’s unclear where the Guides option is found in the menus. This guide will show you a quick way to show and hide guides in Photoshop.

How to Hide Guides in Photoshop

To hide guides in Photoshop:

  1. Launch Photoshop and open an existing image or create a new one.
  2. Press Ctrl+H on PC or Command+H on Mac to hide guides.
  3. The Guides option is also available by going to View>Show>Guides.
  4. Create a new Guide by going to View>Guides>New Guide.

You can drag guides off the screen to get rid of them completely. Press V to select the Move Tool, then drag the Guides off the screen. If you have a bunch of guides and want to delete them, go to View>Guides>Clear Guides.

That’s probably everything you need to know about how to hide guides in Photoshop. The process is generally the same no matter which version of Photoshop you use, whether it’s Photoshop 2022, Photoshop 2021, or Photoshop CC.

FAQ

How do I hide Smart Guides?

To hide Smart Guides, click the View menu at the top of the screen and select Smart Guides.

How do I turn on guide lines in Photoshop?

To turn on guide lines in Photoshop, go to the “View” menu, select “Show,” and then choose “Guides.”

How do I delete guide layout?

To delete a guide layout in Photoshop, go to View>Guides>Clear Guides.

How do I hide the grid in Photoshop?

Open the “View” menu at the top of the Photoshop workspace and uncheck the “Show” options next to “Grid” and “Rulers.”

How do I temporarily disable rulers in Photoshop?

Ctrl+R will turn rulers on and off in Photoshop.

How do I get rid of Smart Guides in Illustrator?

Smart Guides can be turned off by going to the “View” menu and unchecking the “Smart Guides” option.

How do I turn off smart guides in Illustrator?

To turn off Smart Guides, press Ctrl+H (Windows) or Command+H (Mac OS). To turn them back on, press Ctrl+H (Windows) or Command+H (Mac OS) again.

How do I turn off smart guides in Powerpoint?

Smart guides in Powerpoint can be turned off by going to the “View” tab and unchecking the “Smart Guides” box.

For more Photoshop walkthroughs, see our Photoshop Section.