P: Color overlays don't change correctly with layer comp switch

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Explorer ,
Oct 23, 2014 Oct 23, 2014

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Example: If you're using a color overlay to change a highlighted state with that effect tied to the layer comp, opening the PSD fresh results in the color overlays not being what was set in the layer comp.

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Adobe Employee , Oct 23, 2014 Oct 23, 2014
Hi Matt, I can reproduce the problem you're reporting. As a workaround or different method for using Layer Comps with Layer Effects can you try this out: 1) Apply the Color Overlay to all the layers you will be using for normal and highlight states. 2) Turn off the Effect visibility of those layers in the Layer panel to setup your first Layer Comp, then save. 3) change Effect visibility again for next Layer Comp state, then save. 4) etc. I'm logging a bug for the conditions you...

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Adobe Employee ,
Oct 23, 2014 Oct 23, 2014

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Seems to work for me. Are you capturing the "Appearance (Layer Style)" aspect with your comps?

Senior Product Manager - Customer Advocacy - Digital Imaging

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Explorer ,
Oct 23, 2014 Oct 23, 2014

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Yep. The layer comps are fine until the PSD is opened again (same computer and different computers).

I've had it happen on several PSDs (probably all the ones on which I use color overlay TBH) but don't use color overlay for that stuff often enough to know if it's happening all the time or just some PSDs.

Video repro: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/1...

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Adobe Employee ,
Oct 23, 2014 Oct 23, 2014

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Can you share an affected PSD was well?

Senior Product Manager - Customer Advocacy - Digital Imaging

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Explorer ,
Oct 23, 2014 Oct 23, 2014

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Sure. Here's the one from the video: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/1...

I'm interested in if it happens on your machine because when passing off PSDs full of layer comps to production to get assets cut out, I've had the issue crop up every time the other person opened an affected PSD and that's running the risk of those assets being incorrect with this issue happening because the layer comp incorrectly retained the color overlay.

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Adobe Employee ,
Oct 23, 2014 Oct 23, 2014

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Hi Matt, the white overlay is working in Comp 2 for me (opening the file in Photoshop CC 2014.2.1). Are the other users who are opening the file on the same version? Technically, it shouldn't make a difference, but that's just a shot in the dark.

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Explorer ,
Oct 23, 2014 Oct 23, 2014

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Yeah. Same version. That video was on 2014.2.0 but this issue dates back to CC (2013)

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Adobe Employee ,
Oct 23, 2014 Oct 23, 2014

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Hi Matt,

I can reproduce the problem you're reporting.

As a workaround or different method for using Layer Comps with Layer Effects can you try this out:

1) Apply the Color Overlay to all the layers you will be using for normal and highlight states.
2) Turn off the Effect visibility of those layers in the Layer panel to setup your first Layer Comp, then save.
3) change Effect visibility again for next Layer Comp state, then save.
4) etc.

I'm logging a bug for the conditions you have so we can investigate what's going wrong.

regards,
steve

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Explorer ,
Oct 24, 2014 Oct 24, 2014

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Good call. Now that you mention it, I've been clearing the style every time. That workaround makes sense. Is there a difference between clicking the eye to turn off the effect in the Layers palette and clicking the checkbox in the Layer Style menu?

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New Here ,
Jan 04, 2016 Jan 04, 2016

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I'm having the exact same issue with Photoshop CC 2015.1.1
So far, this bug has not been yet fixed.

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New Here ,
Jan 04, 2016 Jan 04, 2016

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I'm having the exact same issue with Photoshop CC 2015.1.1
So far, this bug hasn't been fixed yet.

Very frustrating.

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New Here ,
Jan 04, 2016 Jan 04, 2016

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I'm having the exact same issue with Photoshop CC 2015.1.1
So far, this bug hasn't been fixed yet (A year has passed since this bug was reported!).

Very frustrating.

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New Here ,
Jan 04, 2016 Jan 04, 2016

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Is there any update on fixing this annoying bug?

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LEGEND ,
Jan 27, 2016 Jan 27, 2016

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I'm having the exact same issue. any update on fixing this bug?

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Explorer ,
Mar 10, 2016 Mar 10, 2016

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No one seems to be monitoring this thread.
How can such an annoying bug go unhandled by Adobe QA team for such a long time?

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LEGEND ,
Jun 30, 2017 Jun 30, 2017

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Check if the image mode you are working with is correct.
I encountered the same problem and on checking found the image mode had automatically changed to greyscale. 
Worked for me.
Cheers

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