Delete a Layer

If you created one too many layers or if you are not satisfied with the results, it is possible to delete a layer, an option which is quite different from erasing its contents…

To do so, right-click on either the layer's name or a zone without any buttons or options in the Timeline to display the same contextual menu that was used to Rename a layer, then select This Layer > Delete Layer and then Confirm.

You can also use the Layer top menu to delete the current layer when no layer is selected (Delete Layer), selected layers (Delete Selected Layers) or layers sharing the same state through the Delete All Layers sub-menu. It will allow you to delete all Empty Layers, Inactive Layers or both at the same time. The difference between active and inactive layers will be covered in lesson 4.

Finally, you can also click on the name of the layer (the title will then be underlined in green) then press the [Del] key.

You can also select the layer thanks to the layer's contextual menu, accessible with a right click.

Be careful of where you right-click! The Layer's contextual menu is located in the left section of the Timeline

The Timeline's contextual menu, therefore the instances' one, is on its the right side.