Photoshop 2017 and filters

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no handles in lightening filter on CC 2017
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Catherine

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Todd Shaner, Champion

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Handles are only available in the 'Spot' mode. Are you not seeing them in this mode?

https://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop/using/add-lighting-effects1.html#adjust_the_spotlight_using_the_pr...
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In fact- I found out that to see the handles in the filter lighting effect -in photoshop CC at least- you have to transfom the layer into a dynamic object. That was not the case in Ps cs6... 
thanks for the posts
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Also check your view options: View > Show > All...
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Catherine

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In fact- I found out that in order to see the handles in the filter lighting effect -in photoshop CC at least- you have to transfom the layer into a dynamic object. That was not the case in Ps cs6... 
thanks for the posts
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I'm not seeing that. I usually use Smart Objects so Lighting renders as a Smart Filter, but I don't need to, and I still get a full complement of on-screen widgets. I'm using a Mac with El Capitan.
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In fact to see the handles in the filter lighting effect -in photoshop CC at least- you have to transfom the layer into a dynamic object. That was not the case in Ps cs6... 
thanks for the posts
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Catherine, I'm able to see the "Spot' mode handles with any document PS type. If something else please explain in more detail. I'm using Windows 7 SP1 with PS 2017.1.

Please try the following solutions in the order shown below:

1) Go to PS menu: View> Show> All.

2) Reset PS Preferences file: Close PS. Press and hold Alt+Control+Shift (Windows) or Option+Command+Shift (Mac OS) as you start Photoshop.

3) Update the graphics card drivers and check compatibility as outlined at this link: https://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop/kb/troubleshoot-gpu-graphics-card.html

4) If the issue persists after the above steps go to PS menu Help> System Info and Copy & Paste the text in a reply here.

Thank you!

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