I drew on a face reference photo with the grease pencil by holding D. I want to hide the lines I drew. Some sources say to press N and then go to the "grease pencil" section, but that appears to be missing/moved in 2.8. Trying to search for 2.8 grease pencil gives me a bunch of long tutorials on creating 2D animations with the new grease pencil, but not a simple answer on how to hide the lines I drew. How do I hide or manage them?


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Grease Pencil became a separate object (and more complex) type in 2.8. If you just draw with D, you now create an Annotation and you can toggle it's visibility:

  • globally in the Overlays section

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  • individually by toggling an annotation layer in the N panel -> Annotations enter image description here
  • $\begingroup$ Is there a way to move part of a grease pencil drawing to it's own layer? $\endgroup$
    – Nick
    Commented Feb 2, 2019 at 20:41
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    $\begingroup$ I am not sure, but I don't think it is possible to edit Annotations afterwards, maybe in some future 2.8 version. $\endgroup$ Commented Feb 2, 2019 at 20:51
  • $\begingroup$ Is there a way to make annotation stick to the surface of the object? Like in grease pencil "Stroke placement", but I don't see it anywhere near annotations. $\endgroup$
    – jubi
    Commented May 10, 2019 at 14:52

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