PHOTOSHOP: drop shadows on different layers affect one another (global light)

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Hi adobe, I come sugesting 2 bug fixes for photoshop, I saw it happening on CS6 and the prob happens on CC as well....
1 - when you draw a rectanguel with rectangular marqee tool.... you have the ability too easily go to Select > modify and use those options.... but... those options are nor available if you select the entire canvas (or Ctrl + A)
2 - When using Blending options directly on a layer and you choose Drop Shadow.... the effect is apllied imediatly... great... but if you go to another layer and you start another blending option... choose the same effect it will change both blending options on the layer and not individually, both drop shadaws will change
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christoph pfaffenbichler, Champion

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First off: It is recommended to post items individually.

Ad 2) Are you talking about »Use Global Light«?
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Dv R

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global light? no, I'm talking about "drop shadow" option when you Right click a layer > Blending Options > drop shadow, where can you find global light by the way?
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The global light is an option in the drop shadow settings. If the drop shadow uses the global light setting, then all effects using the global light will follow the changes made to the light setting (so that they all match and look consistent).
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christoph pfaffenbichler, Champion

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As you seem to have been ignorant of the Global Light feature I suspect this is what causes the behaviour you complain about.
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Dv R

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Oh you're right.... Global light was always there and I didn't see it.... Thanks