My questions is how to prevent the following from happening. I created a layer style drop shadow in a .psd file with the below parameters.
I saved it as an .asl file that I could use later. When I loaded it into a different .psd file later that day some parameters stayed the same but the angle reverted back to 30 degrees from 120 degress all on its own as shown below.
I just want to know how to keep layer style parameters I saved in an .asl file from reverting back to defaults when loaded in to a new .psd file.
My systems parameters are as follows:
Photoshop CS6 Extend Version 13.0 x64
Mac OSX 10.8.2 with 705.44 GB used out of 749.3 GB available
The only other software I am running is Safari web browser
This is my first time trying to save a layer style and use it in a different .psd file other than the one I created it in.
First thing you need to do is update photoshop using Help>Updates from within photoshop cs6 as many bugs were fixed and your still on 13.0
(not that what your describing is a bug, but version 13.0 had lots of glitches that'll drive you crazy when you encounter one)
Also, the global lighting may be different from one document to the next as you have Use Global Light checked in the drop shadow dialog
Layer>Layer Style>Global Light>Angle
See if unchecking Use Global Light makes any difference
I've been through changing the angle many times myself, but it's explainable:
The Global Light value does not get saved with the style.
R_Kelly has described the right approach. Save the style with the Global Light checkbox off and you should be good to go. This thread reminded me to go change a preset style I made that I use a lot to do just that, since when I'm using it I always seem to forget to change it. Hopefully neither of us will see light falling from the wrong angle again.