I cannot find what I believe are hidden layers in a piece I am doing in Illustrator. Can someone please tell me how I might find layers that are hidden?


If it is a layer that has been hidden, you can toggle it's visibility in the layers pallet by clicking on the eyeball.

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If it is one object in a layer that is hidden you can use the shortcut CMD+ALT+3 this will call Object -> Show All.


Some objects can be invisible if they are masked. If this a case you should find the mask and Hide it in turn - this will reveal all objects hidden by mask. You can change these objects and return the mask's visibility after that...

Sometimes, you can find hidden objects by clicking Object->Show All...

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