Without exact system info nobody can tell you much. it simply seems you have graphics hardware that isn't supported.
Here is the system information. I hope I've got all you need to provide me with a solution.
Intel(R) Core(TM)i7-4700MQ CPU 2.40GHz
RAM 32.0 GB
64 bit operating system
CL Device version 1.2 CUDA
CL Platform version 1.2
CL Name Intel(R) HD Graphics 4600
Graphics card is a NVIDiA corporation GeForce GTX 770M
I have been through the settings for the graphics card and it shows that it is configured
for Open CL v1.1 or better and my version is 1.2.
Is there any other information you require to help me find an answer to this issue?
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This is an issue that's occurred when an image thinks it's using the CMYK color space. If you change the image to RGB, you should see all your filters available. See this (quickly made) video, and I hope it helps.
Thank you S_Gans
Have changed to RGB but it does not solve the issue.
Rob for Val
STILL HAVING ISSUES WITH GREYED OUT FILTERS IN PHOTOSHOP CC
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So, I have another thought, that may help us to determine if the problem IS with the Graphics processor...
Perhaps if we turn off the use of the GPU (hence, using CPU power for processing, we can see if the initial idea of the GPU and your drivers or device are the problem. May I suggest that you go to Preferences> Performance, and turn OFF the "Use Graphics Processor" checkbox? Then try the image again? If it works with that turned off - then perhaps turning it back on and fiddling with the "Advanced Settings" options would help.
Yours may look a little different from mine, but only because I'm on a Mac. The settings should still be similar.
If the problem is STILL a problem with those items turned off - we know it's a problem with the app, and not likely the GPU.
And, then my next suggestion would be to reset the preferences (shut down Photoshop, and then hold and KEEP holding Control+Alt+Shift while Photoshop starts up, until you see it ask if you want to reset preferences).
For what it's worth:
In RGB Color Mode, Oil Paint (Filter > Stylize > Oil Paint...) should be available in 8 Bits/Channel, 16 Bits/Channel and 32 Bits/Channel. Lighting Effects (Filter > Render > Lighting Effects...) on the other hand is only available in 8 Bits/Channel.
As mentioned earlier in this thread, neither are available if in CMYK Color Mode.
Another thing to double-check is that only one layer is selected in the Layers panel. With multiple layers selected, only "Convert for Smart Filter" will be available. If no layers are selected, all of the choices under the Filter drop down menu will be dimmed.