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Lighting Effects Command?

Apr 12, 2012 7:43 AM

Tags: #actions #photoshop_cs5

I am trying to use an action and I keep getting the message:  The Command Lighting Effects is not currently available.  I am using Photoshop CS5 on a PC.  Does anyone have any suggestions about what this might mean?

 
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    Apr 12, 2012 8:01 AM   in reply to phyllisfperkins

    It means »Lighting Effects« is not available – seems pretty clear …

     

    Filter > Render > Lighting Effects is, if I remember correctly, 32-bit, so if you are running Photoshop 64-bit you may have to restart with the appropriate settings.

     
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    Apr 12, 2012 9:18 AM   in reply to phyllisfperkins

    If you want to check out the public beta of Photoshop CS6 visit adobe labs:

    http://labs.adobe.com/technologies/photoshopcs6/

     
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    Apr 12, 2012 10:09 PM   in reply to phyllisfperkins

    Actually the windows cs5 64 bit version should have Filter>Render>Lighting Effects.

    Did you look under Filter>Render>Lighting Effects to see if the filter is there?

    Perhaps the action itself is at fault or the documents color mode and/or bit depth doesn't support the lighting effects filter.

     
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    Apr 13, 2012 3:09 PM   in reply to R_Kelly

    Thanks, R_Kelly -- you hit the nail on the head:  it was there but greyed out.  I switched to 8 bits rather than 16 and the filter worked perfectly in the action. 

     
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    Apr 14, 2012 1:38 AM   in reply to pbfp

    Ah, hadn’t thought of that; but with Actions and Scripts one has to keep those things in mind as not every operation is possible on any image (depending on Color Mode, bit-depth etc.).

    Best to include a check (or change) in the Automation to ensure proper conditions.

     
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    Apr 14, 2012 2:57 PM   in reply to R_Kelly

    R_Kelly -- how do I mark that you gave me the answer that I needed?  I'd like you to get the "points" for it.

    P

     
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