Photoshop Tip – collapse layer styles and groups

A big thank you to my office mate and friend John Gist for schooling me on this.

You know when your Photoshop file is all fucked up and has all its groups expanded and the layer styles are all exposed below their layer?

Like this: layer_palette_messy.jpg

Well, if you hold down OPTION when you click the arrow to close a layer group, when you re-open it, all layer syles and groups within it will be collapsed and hidden.

Like this: