Lightroom Classic: Clicking though presets, keeps effects on all other presets?

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Hi,


Thats probably a poor way of describing whats happening...


So i have a preset, which for some reason has a very large obvious shadow on the left of the image.


When i click off this preset and then onto another preset, it keeps this strange shadow on all other images?


So as soon as i click on the first preset with the shadow, every other preset there after i click on keeps this shadow.  


Any ideas how i can remove it? or what is going on?


Thanks

Kelly


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A picture would be worth a thousand words here, Kelly. Any chance you could post a screen shot? I have a suspicion but I would like to see an example of the 'shadow' first. 
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Hi thanks for the reply. So here you can see example preset 1, has this silly shadow at the top. Then when i select a different preset, (with no shadow like this) it still applies the shadow from the first preset, to preset 2 and so on...
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Ok. I think I see what is happening. 

One of your presets contains a Graduated Filter. When you click on that preset, it applies the Graduated filter. Clicking on a subsequent Preset will not replace the Graduated filter unless it has specifically been built to do so. I am guessing it has not. 

The simple solution is to press the [ M ] key to reveal the graduated filter.  Press [ H ] if you can't see the controls for the filter. Click on the Pin and press delete. 

Presets are designed to only replace only those values for which there is a check box made during the preset creation. If preset A contains a graduated filter and preset B does not, unless you check the graduated filters item in Preset B, it will leave previous graduated filters intact.
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Ah right, found it. So when saving a preset, and i want to avoid other graduated filters from other presets adding to it, how would i do this? 

Is there an option when saving a preset to not allow or disabled graduated filters from being applied?

Would you recommend this, or simply just delete it? Im new to all this.

So appreciate your help and thanks for the reply and help! :-)
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When you save a preset, make certain that the Graduated Filter option is not checked and it will ignore any graduated filters which may be applied to the image at the time. 

If the graduated filter isn't important to the preset, don't include it.  If it is, included and delete it as necessary. 
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Thanks for your help, will give it a go now! :-)
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"So as soon as i click on the first preset with the shadow, every other preset there after i click on keeps this shadow."

As discussed in your thread in the other forum, if you're just interested in previewing the effect of a preset, don't click on it. Rather, hover the mouse over the preset. Prior to LR 7.3, the effect is previewed in the small Navigator preview in the upper-right corner. In LR 7.3, the effect is also previewed on the entire full-sized image.  

If you click on a preset and don't like the effect, always do Undo (Cmd+Z or Ctrl+Z), rather than hope that the next preset you click will completely overwrite the effects of the previous preset (which it may or may not).