Hello, i am having problem on Photoshop CS6 *yes, it is Adobe Photoshop Version: 13.0.1 (13.0.1 20120808.r.519 2012/08/08:21:00:00) x64*. I am having problem with Render > Lightning Effects which are not rendering properly. Well, it shows me different, than I am getting it in final.
Here you can take a look:
Image inside Render > Lightning Effects : http://img694.imageshack.us/img694/8977/dwm2012090722370166.jpg
And, what i get : http://img826.imageshack.us/img826/353/dwm2012090722370807.jpg
I am really sorry for my bad english, becouse, I am Latvian ^_^
You are zoomed-out.
It's hard to judge the effects of things such as how light will seem to fall on a textured surface or the intensity of effects at anything but 100%. The resampling necessary for the image to be displayed on the monitor can get in the way of that.
I'm betting you won't see the differences when you're zoomed to 100%.
Well, it's just gradient with Texturiser Filter on it.
So, i tried to make diference more visible.
I have 3 images again, where you can see...
So, first image, as it shows me in Render > Lightning Effect, this is my ideal variant:
Well, second one is, when i click OK while loading and taking screenshot while cursor is on *loading*
And third one, after it's done loading, well not result what i expected...
And, i tried recreating same lightning as yours, but same results, whole image is iluminated
Starting to think, maybe something wrong with my Photoshop?
Well, Lighting Effects uses GPU acceleration, so the one thing that comes to mind is that maybe your display driver isn't delivering reliable performance.
Have you tried visiting the web site of the maker of your video card and downloading / installing the latest display driver for your hardware and operating system?