I've got a .psd file with multiple layers. Some layers "seem" empty. I say seem because I cannot see any element on them but I am not sure that there aren't some 1px elements.

How can I be sure that some layers are 100% blank so that I can safely delete them?


Choose Layer > Layer Style > Stroke and add a thick stroke (such as 6pts). Anything, even 1 pixel at 10% opacity, will become immediately visible.

Then if you need to retain the layer, simply remove the Layer Style.

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  • Hey this may actually work :). I thought that selecting all would help somehow... – sandalone Oct 7 '13 at 20:39
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    Selecting works if you have opaque pixels, but if you have a layer with less than 50% opacity, you won't see a selection either. – Scott Oct 7 '13 at 20:40

I normally click on a layer and then do Ctrl + T (resize).

If I can see a resize box, it means there's something :)

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I would select the layer, press Ctrl + A, then press Delete.

I don't think this will delete pixels that are on the layer but off of the canvas, but it's super quick to do if you know it's all on the canvas.

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  • I am sure I understand this – sandalone Oct 7 '13 at 21:10

Select magicwand tool while selecting the layer,enter image description here click on the canvas it will figure out the data if there.....

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  • Unless the data is less than 50% opaque. Then you won't see any selection either. – Scott Oct 8 '13 at 21:01
  • in 0% Opacity & 0% fill Also we can find the selection in above screen shop i have been tried by keeping OPacity&Fill is nill.... – Rachuru Oct 9 '13 at 8:13

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