Deselect layers in Photoshop


There's already a post similar to this, which describes there is no built in shortcut to deselect multiple layers, but I can clarify my problem a bit.

control + click will select a layer in Photoshop. control + shift + click will select multiple layers.

However, after i've selected multiple layers, if I try control + click again on a single layer, it won't deselect those multiple layers and only select the one layer.

Is there some way around this, such as by deselecting a layer with some key combination, or something? I don't want to resort to custom keyboard shortcuts. I want to have a fast workflow using Photoshop on anyone's desk.

4/13/2017 12:46:00 PM

... Deselect those multiple layers and only select the one layer

If you only want to select one layer:

  • Click on the layer

  • Good times commence

  • Only one layer is selected

  • Woohoo


In all seriousness though...

Am I missing something here?

7/21/2017 1:51:00 PM