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Sat, Sep 29, 2012 3:31 PM

PS CS6: Drop Shadow from fx Menu not working

Select a text layer, from the fx drop down select drop shadow, the fx panel comes up but with inner glow selected and not drop shadow. Have tried this on multiple documents all with same result.

Running Photoshop CS6 13.0.1 (with the latest security patch applied), Window 7 x64 with latest Intel 4000 drivers installed. Screen shot below shows the fx panel after selecting drop shadow

Cheers

Mike

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8 years ago

I can't reproduce this - when I select drop shadow from any of the menus, I get the dialog with drop shadow selected.

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8 years ago

Tested in the 32 bit version and OK, as well as both versions of CS5 and they were OK. But problem persistent in the 64 bit version. Bit the bullet and trashed my pref's file and now back to normal. So something must have gotten stuck as I was using Inner Glow on a few text layers earlier.

Mike

ps I hate having to trash the pref's file :(

So unless there is something you can see using other effects that caused the issue I will put this down to one of those many gremlins that are out there

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I wish you had kept the old prefs - we could have examined them to see what happened.

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72 Points

8 years ago

I have this problem as well, so it's not just you!

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And did you save a copy of your prefs, then try resetting the prefs?