Why does changing light angle on one layer style affect another? (global light angle)

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I work with Photoshop cs5 extended 12.0.4 x64.

Two different simple pixel layers above each other.
Changing angle and hight for the shading on one layer will cause the other layer to change accordingly.
This happened never before.
The layers are no smart objects.

I uninstalled a cs6 beta that was expired and reset the cs5 preferences.
I ran Adobe CS Cleaner Tool and found no more items to delete (CS6)

I do not want to clean all and reinstall Photoshop, as I am in an urgent job right now.

Any Ideas ?
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Chris Cox

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Are you using the Bas Relief filter, or Layer Styles?

If you are using Layer Styles, you probably want to turn off the "use global light angle" option (or leave it on so all your shadows/highlights will be consistent).
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Thanks Chris,

yes it is layer styles.
That solved my problem.

Thanks a lot for your fast reply!
So stupid of me ...