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Photoshop: Why does changing the light direction of layer styles on one layer affects EVERY LAYER with the same effect?

Dear Adobe Gripe #17357:

Please fix the bug where changing the light direction of emboss (and other layer styles) on one layer effects EVERY LAYER with the same effect, ridiculous...

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10 y ago

This is not a bug. It is a feature called "Global Light" which allows you to control layer styles globally within your document. If you don't want layer effects/styles to be affected by Global Light, uncheck "Use Global Light" if you don't want the angle setting to affect other effects in your document.



More details in the help documentation: http://help.adobe.com/en_US/photoshop...

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Not a bug, but it would be nice if we could set defaults so that we don't have to turn this thing off every time.

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Not a bad idea. I thought someone had requested that already. I'd make a new feature request to set a custom default Global Light setting...

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To set the default global light angle: with no documents open, go to Layer -> Layer Style -> Global Light and change to taste.

To change it for each Layer Style -- use the "make default" button at the bottom of each style type.

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Learned something new today! Thanks!