Photoshop: Lag with layer styles

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Hello brothers, i have this issue when applying layer styles, my photoshop lags as hell.Please check out this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J6S3xy6eMkg&feature=youtu.be

my pc specs : 
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ps version : Adobe Photoshop Version: 19.1.2 20180302.r.277 2018/03/02: 1160083  x64
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Kristof Szabo

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Posted 5 months ago

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Kukurykus

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I wish that was solved, but I'm not sure anything can be done. I used CS2 (released in 2005) for many years and moving Smart Objects (like you do in the video) caused exactly same lag. The more heavier Placed Layers Object the bigger lag. Unfortunately in later versions I didn't work with SO this way, so I have no idea that was solved. I tried just now in CS6 and it seems there is no lag (as far as I do it like I should). So maybe this bug was reintroduced in some 19v or it's about Graphics Card? I don't know, but I can confirm I had exactly same effect like you for many years in CS2 when the weight of Smart Object wasn't even noticable (3 not big layers inside with 300 px/in resolution).
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Kristof Szabo

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Thanks for the reply, I hope there is a fix.. 
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Marsha Levine

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'Brothers'? Are you serious!
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Kristof Szabo

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I beg your pardon, I mean to bring no offence to anyone dear sister.
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Jason

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You can try contacting Adobe Photoshop Customer Support for proper help. They can help you solve your problem quickly. 
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Stefan Klein

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Unfortunately I guees that problem is "normal". PS can get really slow, if you have a couple of layereffects. If you work with many layers AND layereffects......slooooow!
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Kristof Szabo

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I imagine that, but in my case it should be different.I have an i9-7900x (10 cores, 20 threads) accompanied by an gtx 1080ti and 16 gb's of RAM - this kind of behaviour should be inexistent.
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eartho

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Why does it matter how many FPS you're getting when moving a layer around?
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Greenwich Trad

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I have to do youtube thumbnails, lots of them.I hate losing time for such a minor bug.Oups i have posted from my other fb account
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eartho

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how does a lower fps cause you to lose time?
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Kristof Szabo

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The program itself is unusable in that state, it affects all my layers and everything I edit in it.It takes like 20 minutes to create a simple thumbnail, where if it wasn't for this bug, I could do it in less than 5 minutes.
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Let me answer as well. Few years ago one of my every day tasks was to fit outfit/clothes to body of a lot of photographed people. That was precise work where we had to adjust size & position and sometimes shape and angle to neck, arms and shoulders. At same time I had to work quite fast to apply it for 300 - 500 images. That was not easy and not smooth as with every drag (using mouse) of uniform there were delays and destination spot on body that was supposed uniform had to be placed often wasn't appriopate to user intention. Everything because those outfits were built of some linked (placed) layers with effects. Unfortunatelly that was only one of houndrets steps (for one image) and that had to be done this way. If that was single layer of clothes then dragging and resizing would happen at time of your manipulation. Everything worked fast beside this one step. And longer time of this handling wouldn't be so important after all. Simply more people could be engaged to these tasks (however that costed!). Our problem was only one - no proper interaction between Photoshop and humans while working with laggy Linked or/and Placed Layers. Imagine you work in hospital as dentis/surgeon but there is 'ONE' problem - your hand termors disease!
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Kristof Szabo

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Many thanks dear KuKurykus, you've just described EXACTLY my problem ! wish my english was better so I can express my problem in a more detalied manner.Thanks again man!