Lighting effects not showing handles so cant move or adjust them, have tried all common fixes.

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I am trying to use the Lighting Effects filter on the latest version of photoshop on windows with the latest version of Nvidia GPU drivers (1060 6gb card) on Windows 10. When I open the Lighting panel I can add lights and move the sliders but there are no handles to adjust and move the lighting itself. 

I have tried the Show > All settings and that doesn't work as well as the show transform controls workaround too. 

Pulling my hair out with this issue. Such a pain. Cannot find a fix and getting more and more frustrated with these PS bugs. 

 

Any help would be much appreciated. 

 

Thanks!

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Adobe Community Professional , Jul 11, 2021 Jul 11, 2021

Lighting effects, like 3D uses the old Open GL code. To use that, go to Preferences - Technology Previews and check Deactivate Native Canvas. Then click OK and close then restart Photoshop.

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Lighting effects, like 3D uses the old Open GL code. To use that, go to Preferences - Technology Previews and check Deactivate Native Canvas. Then click OK and close then restart Photoshop.

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You're a lifesaver! 

Thanks so much!

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Oct 19, 2021 Oct 19, 2021

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Thank you for your answer, was strugglinh with the same problem. it's fixed now ibut i can still not see the circle for the spotlight. Any help please?

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Jul 06, 2022 Jul 06, 2022

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Thanks Dave, but it didn't change anything for me - I have no control over the lights' positions.  It's odd this is part of "3D" - haven't Lighting Effects been around since v2.5 or 3?

 

Will have to make my own effects using layers. 

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Jun 17, 2022 Jun 17, 2022

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I am having the same issue now with 2022. I followed the above, it worked for a day and now today when I re-opend my file the grips have disappeared again! I have unistalled and re-installed photoshop 2022 now twice. Same issues, no grips are appearing. Anyone have a solution? s

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Jun 17, 2022 Jun 17, 2022

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same! tried the above steps. No grips and cant drag the lights 😞

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Jun 17, 2022 Jun 17, 2022

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@courtney5C4A and @vanessalongthorn ,

 

Things have changed since this post was made. In Photoshop 2022, 3D is being discontinued. Adobe recommends using Photoshop version 22.2 (from February 2021) if you need more stable performance with Photoshop’s 3D features. See this help page for details:

https://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop/kb/3d-faq.html

 

You can install both 22.2 and 23.4.1 (current version). Be sure to choose the option to not remove the previous version when installing.

 

Jane

 

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