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

New Here ,
Jul 11, 2021 Jul 11, 2021

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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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Community Expert , 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.

Dave

 

 

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Jul 11, 2021 Jul 11, 2021

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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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Jul 11, 2021 Jul 11, 2021

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You're a lifesaver! 

Thanks so much!

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New Here ,
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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New Here ,
Jan 20, 2023 Jan 20, 2023

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I have also same problem and till now i dont get know how do i fix it...

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Community Expert ,
Jan 20, 2023 Jan 20, 2023

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@Ayush280299345ux0   Lighting effects uses 3D functionality which is deprecated and is being removed from Photoshop. If you need that functionality Adobe recomennd v 22.2

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

 

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Explorer ,
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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New Here ,
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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New Here ,
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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Community Expert ,
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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Community Beginner ,
Sep 04, 2022 Sep 04, 2022

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that's not right photoshop, please fix that issue, even if 3D have been discontinued. 

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New Here ,
Jan 22, 2023 Jan 22, 2023

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I think I'm having the same problem. I've tried everything suggested and it's just not fixing the problem. 

 

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Community Beginner ,
Sep 07, 2022 Sep 07, 2022

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I have tried all the suggestions. GPU is compatible, RGB/8 bit, lots of RAM,  Deactivate Native Canvus is checked, Performance is set to the GPU and Use Open CL is unchecked... on and on. I even reset my prefrences. Still no adjustment handles. Any other suggestions?

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Community Expert ,
Sep 07, 2022 Sep 07, 2022

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As stated above in this thread, 3D (which includes lighting effects)  is deprecated and being removed. If you need 3D functions then you will need to use v22.2.

 

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Community Beginner ,
Sep 07, 2022 Sep 07, 2022

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Any alternatives other than an earlier version such as a good plugin? If not, I'll back up to v22.2. Thanks for your help

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Sep 07, 2022 Sep 07, 2022

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You can have both the current version and v22.2 installed on the same PC.

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Community Beginner ,
Sep 07, 2022 Sep 07, 2022

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Thanks, Dave. That worked great. I'll use the older version for lighting. Appreciate your time.

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New Here ,
Oct 27, 2022 Oct 27, 2022

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The earliest version I am able to install is 23.0. Did Adobe remove v22.2 all together?

 

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Oct 27, 2022 Oct 27, 2022

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@Emily268270003tg8 I'm afraid they did, you can contact Adobe Customer Care and request a download link for version 22.2

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