Photoshop: Drop shadows are hard-edged

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Drop shadows: I am having a weird glitch - my drop shadows are hard-edged. Example: imagine an apple, add a drop shadow. Instead of the contour of the apple the shadow looks like you cut it off on two sides with the marquee tool
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Jeffrey Tranberry, Sr. Product Manager, Digital Imaging

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If you go to Preferences > Performance... and check "Legacy Compositing" and restart Photoshop, do they render correctly?
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Lynn Hurst

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thanks, trying that now, will keep you posted
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Lynn Hurst

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Thanks for that, Jeffrey. It worked!  Cheers
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Lynn Hurst

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This worked, thanks!
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Dennis Nisbet

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Sorry, I couldn't reproduce the problem you are describing. Perhaps it is a computer/program corruption problem.
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Has the apple been cut out first? This looks like you added a layer that contains the apple, but not just the apple. The drop shadow will be applied to the edge of the layer itself.
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Lynn Hurst

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Thanks, but yeah, the objects have been cut out first, no drop shadow already on the layer
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Official Response
Please upgrade to the 20.0.2 update that went out late last night. It should fix this issue. Please let me know if that is not the case. Thanks for reporting this issue.