In CS5, I had no problem just creating a text layer and applying an effect to it in CS5. However, in CS6, if I apply an effect to text, that effect is constrained by the text size unless I precompose the layer first. Is this a new way of doing things or a bug? It's rather annoying... can anyone confirm?
It seems like a bug--I'd contact CycoreFX directly. But another workaround would be to make it 3D. I believe this is how it works with other CC effects as well.
Thanks Dan an Mylenium. I'll be reporting the bug shortly.