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Lighting Effects Not Working 22.4.2

Community Beginner ,
Jun 18, 2021 Jun 18, 2021

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My lighting effects (Render > Lighting Effects) does not work properly - changing the values does nothing and when you select "OK" it just renders the artwork to grey. Also, the manual adjustment rings are not displaying. 

 

I have tried Preferences > Technology Previews > "Deactivate Native Canvas" as well as "use Graphics Processor" under Preferences > Performance multiple times and restarting photoshop. It worked once now not at all. I need Light Effects for an urgent job - I have also tried a different Mac and it's the exact same. Both running OS Big Sur 11.4. Is this a bug with the new release? 

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Community Beginner , Jun 21, 2021 Jun 21, 2021
Thank you @jane-e - I had done this but found the following on a similar post and this has now solved the issue: Hold down the following keyboard shortcut and launch Photoshop: macOS: command + option + shift / / Windows: ctrl + alt + shift open Photoshop click Yes in the dialog that asks "Delete the Adobe Photoshop Settings file?" Now with "Deactivate Native Canvas" checked it is working again. 

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jun 18, 2021 Jun 18, 2021

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What specific Mac are you running on? What is the graphics card? 

Kevin Stohlmeyer Adobe Community Professional/Adobe Certified Instructor

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Jun 20, 2021 Jun 20, 2021

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Hi Kevin. I've tried on 2 macs - one is a MB Pro 2017, Intel Graphics 630 1.5GB and one is an iMac 2019 with Radeon Pro 555X 2 GB - these are the values from "About this Mac". I've uninstalled and re-installed photoshop on the macbook, but it's the still same. If I use Light Effects once, it is then greyed out in the menu when I try again. 

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Jun 20, 2021 Jun 20, 2021

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Hi @PrunusAv18 

 

Go to Preferences > Technology Previews > enable "Deactivate Native Canvas", then relaunch Photoshop. 

 

~ Jane

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Jun 21, 2021 Jun 21, 2021

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Thank you @jane-e - I had done this but found the following on a similar post and this has now solved the issue: 

Hold down the following keyboard shortcut and launch Photoshop:

  • macOS: command + option + shift / / Windows: ctrl + alt + shift
  • open Photoshop
  • click Yes in the dialog that asks "Delete the Adobe Photoshop Settings file?"

 

Now with "Deactivate Native Canvas" checked it is working again. 

 

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Jun 21, 2021 Jun 21, 2021

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You're welcome, @PrunusAv18 

 

Resetting Preferences will put Photoshop back to a factory installation and will clear things up if PS starts to misbehave. You want to back up any customization first, such as Actions, Brushes, and anything else you have created.

 

Details here:

https://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop/using/preferences.html

 

~ Jane

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Aug 24, 2021 Aug 24, 2021

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Thanks Prunus Av18. I have off and on been trying everything ever since Big Sur came out - nobody at adobe could help. But thanks to you, I have my lighting effects and lens flare back! Thanks again!

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