There are a lots of layers in my projects. Previously I have renamed a layer with "system" and to that layer I have set visibility hidden. I want to show that layer again but I have to search manually by scrolling the layer palettes and I can do that. But I want to know just that is there find dialog box which can search layers by name etc.


Photoshop CS6 (v13) and CC (v14) both have the capacity to search layers via several different options right there on the Layer Panel itself.

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  • is this not available in cs4 Aug 23 '13 at 8:13
  • No, it is not in CS4. CS6 was the first version to add layer searching.
    – Scott
    Aug 23 '13 at 9:45

Solution to your problem is in Photoshop CS6 where you can select layers by Type - Name - Attribute etc. like in above answer if you don't have latest version. Then i have tip for you i.e. i use to do very often manage your layers by Grouping related layers this helps a lot to apply some thing on a multiple layers. This even helps if you have layers in different groups. Better management smart and timely output. Below is the link for further help.

Layer Groups


Shift Ctrl Alt F (Mac: Shift Command Option F)

  • 2
    This answer is a bit short. Try to explain what happens when you press that combination.
    – Wolff
    Sep 9 '20 at 20:31
  • I tried this in Photoshop CC 2020 and it doesn't seem to work.
    – Circle B
    Sep 17 '20 at 21:46

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