How To Delete Guides In Photoshop

Guides are very helpful when making new designs in Adobe Photoshop. This is because they can easily assist you in aligning the layers and elements that you use during the creative process. However, you may need to remove these guides once your work is completed. So, how can you do that?

To delete the guides from your Photoshop canvas, you must follow this simple process: select the guides by activating the “move” tool. This can be used for one or multiple guides simultaneously. Next, click on “views” and select the “clear guides” option.

Alternatively, you can use the keyboard shortcuts by holding “command and ;” if you are using Mac software or “control and ;” if you are using Windows to delete guides. Continue reading for detailed information on the method of deleting slides in Photoshop! 

How Can You Remove One Guide Only?

Sometimes, instead of clearing your canvas off from all the guides, you may just want to remove one. For this, use the following steps:

1. Begin by pressing on the specific guide and holding it.

2. Then, drag it away from your canvas and in the ruler’s direction.

3. As the slide gets to the ruler, it will automatically get deleted.

Although this is a simple process, it is only beneficial if you need to delete one or two guides from your canvas. This is because if you start dragging every guide to the ruler to delete it, the process will get delayed and become counter-productive. 

Thus, to delete all guides, you may simply use the two-step process mentioned above.

To clear out any confusion from the methods stated above, you can refer to this video:

How Can You Delete the Rulers?

In Photoshop, rulers are useful because they can easily help us align and place our images in a straight horizontal/vertical line. To remove the ruler once your work is completed, use these steps:

1. Start by clicking on “view.”

2. Then, press “ruler” from the drop-down menu to delete them all.

This process can get sped up if you use keyboard shortcuts. For Mac software, hold the “command and R” keys simultaneously. For Windows software, hold “control and R” to delete rulers. 

How Can You Delete Pixel Grids?

Pixel grids are another helpful tool to assist your creative process. Like rulers, they also help in aligning the elements on your canvas. Since they appear as pixel squares on the canvas, they are useful in creating web layouts. 

To delete them once your work is complete, follow these steps:

1. Firstly, click on “view” from the top-left corner of the screen.

2. Then, go to “show” in the drop-down menu.

3. Click on “pixel grid” to remove them from your canvas.

4. You can also use “command +” as a keyboard shortcut for Mac.

5. You can use “control +” to delete pixel grids for Windows. 


Guides are an essential tool in Photoshop that speed up your creative process by aligning elements on the screen quickly. To clear up the screen later, you may need to remove them using the different methods mentioned above. However, using keyboard shortcuts is the quickest way to do so.