Must I Rasterize a Layer &/or Layer Style in order to "double" an effect?

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Hello:

I made an Ellipse w/a cool boarder which I want to duplicate the outcome of but I Rasterized a Layer or Layer Effects so I cannot retrieve how I went about setting the Bevel, Drop Shadow & so forth.

On the First Layer/first Ellipse it seems as though I used an Inner Shadow set at -90 degrees (so that it cradles the bottom). At least I am assuming it's -90 b/c it is at the bottom. I assume I Rasterized the Layer Style b/c it's not listed.

Then there's a Drop Shadow which is not Raterized and it's set to 90 degrees. However, the Drop Shadow is also at the bottom of the Ellipse. Wouldn't one expect it to be at the top? Hmmmm (I'm Dyslexic so this is Really mess'n me up, lol).

While trying to replicate the original image I found that ... when the Inner is set to -90 and the Drop is set to 90 that the Drop IS at the bottom BUT the Inner Moves to the top ~ ??.

Yet when I Rasterize the Layer or Layer Style and then add the Drop Shadow at 90 degrees it will go to the bottom which is where I want it to be.

However, I cannot have an image for my current project that has any Rasterized content.

Can someone tell me IF i can get The Inner & drop shadows to be at the bottom of the Ellipse on the same layer?

I created the Ellipse then Duplicated it then I reselected the Ellipse tool & set it to Subtract Front Shape. Is that why when I go to set Effects on the copy layer that the settings change on the First Layer? (Is that just too obvious for me to have even asked?). Is there a way to do these steps but to keep the Effects from changing both Layers?

Also, would you happen to know how I could otherwise go about creating a border around the circumference so that I can apply Effects without changing one Layer or an other? I would really appreciate any ideas or knowledge you have to share.

And of course ... must I always ... no matter what ... Rasterize the Layer or Layer Effect(s) in order to have both the Inner & Drop Shadows at the bottom (double effect)?

Thank you so much!! I hope I explained myself well enough. Sorry if I lack a bit of cohesiveness.

Have a great day/night!
Kara
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