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Want to know the exact pixel dimensions of a layer in a Photoshop document? Just show the Properties panel (Window > Properties). Then click on the layer in the Layers panel.
You can also see the size of the layer including pixels that sit outside the boundaries of the canvas by pressing Ctrl+T (Win) Command+T (Mac). This is the same as choosing Edit > Free Transform, and shows the dimensions the entire layer in the Info panel.
If you use this method, press Esc to avoid accidentally transforming the layer.
If part of the layer is outside the canvas and you only want to see the size of the visible pixels, (or you’re using a really old version of Photoshop) you can also use the Info panel.
Hold the Ctrl key (Windows) or the Command key (Mac) and click on the layer thumbnail in the Layers panel to select all the visible pixels in that layer.
The size of the selection (visible pixels) is now displayed in the Info panel.