Photoshop CC 2015: Layer order reverses when creating a layer from a layer effect on a group

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In CC 15, when creating a layer from a layer effect applied to a group, the layer is created as in previous versions, but all the layers inside that group are moved out of group and their order is revered. Hilarious!
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Colin Strohm

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eartho, Champion

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i imagine it has something to do with all those linked layers... why are you linking everything?

And how are you making a layer from a layer effect?
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Colin Strohm

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It's not from linked layers. It's a bug in the CC15 release. It worked correctly in the previous versions. I just tested it too, by unlinking all those layers, and got the same result. But you did notice something new: that not all the previously linked layers are even still linked.

Make a layer from a layer effect: Layer>Layer Style>Create Layer
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i can definitely confirm this is bugged. Tried the same setup without linked layers and got the same results... all the layers were tossed out of the group and reversed!
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Mark Sterne

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Happens with me too. What a mess!

PS CC 2015 is beta software at best.
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Jeffrey Tranberry, Sr. Product Manager, Digital Imaging

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Could you post your before file? (Creative Cloud/dropbox) I think this may be related to another issue we're investigating.
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Colin Strohm

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This issue can reproduced by anyone, as earth oliver mentioned above. My file wouldn't help.
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Jeffrey Tranberry, Sr. Product Manager, Digital Imaging

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I realize I can reproduce possibly all or part of the issue but I like have user files to help with regression testing in case there are attributes in your file that aren't accounted for in a file I create. Thanks.
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Jeffrey Tranberry, Sr. Product Manager, Digital Imaging

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We're looking into this issue.
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Colin Strohm

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Hey Jeffrey-

Looks like there's another issue creating layers from an effect on a group. If the group with the effect has another group nested inside it, I get a program error. If I move the nested group out of the group with the effect, it works (but still reverses the layer order and moves them out of the group.)

Colin
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Jeffrey Tranberry, Sr. Product Manager, Digital Imaging

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Official Response
This issue should be corrected in the Photoshop CC 2015.0.1 update which was released today. Details here: http://blogs.adobe.com/crawlspace/201...
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Colin Strohm

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It is indeed. Thank you Jeffrey.