When I do the Lighting Effects Filter, the effect is present. However, when I click the OK button, the effect does NOT show. Please explain.
Do you happen to have an alpha channel selected in Channels panel at the moment when you initiate the Lighting Effects filter? That can result in the previewed effect not being written to the target layer when the the filter is OK'd. If so, simply make sure not to have an alpha channel selected.
No, all channels were selected. But, I think I figured it out ... there was a filter mask also present from a previous smart filter which should have been deleted.
Another question about filters, lighting in particular. Seems to take "forever" for the effect to render. I have a Mac Pro with the following configuration:
|Model Name:||Mac Pro|
|Processor Name:||Quad-Core Intel Xeon|
|Processor Speed:||2.66 GHz|
|Number Of Processors:||2|
|Total Number Of Cores:||8|
|L2 Cache (per core):||256 KB|
|L3 Cache (per processor):||8 MB|
and the following graphics display:
NVIDIA GeForce GT 120:
Chipset Model: NVIDIA GeForce GT 120
Slot: Slot-1 and Slot-2
Do you think changing the memory or the graphics display would speed things up?