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layer styles not showing

layer styles not showing

layer styles not showing

I'm using Photoshop CS I.  I'm applying an outer glow to white text on a black background, but the glow is not showing on the document.  No matter what layer style I apply to the layer, any text layer in this document actually, it still won't show.  The visability eye in the layers pallet is there, but it is light gray instead of black.  Any suggestions?

RE: layer styles not showing

Do you have Preview checked in the effects window?

Using OSX 10.3.9 on a G4

RE: layer styles not showing

Yes, I have the preveiw box check.  It shows up in the effects window's preview box, but the text in the actual document is not changing as I change the effect settings in the window.  After I click OK, the layers pallette shows that an effect is on that layer, but nothing changed, visably, and the "visability eye" is gray, not solid black.  I even over exagerated the effect to make sure that it just wasn't too light, but got the same result.  
At first I thought it was just a temporary glitch so I reopened Photoshop but that didn't work.  I've dragged the text into a different document and suddenly the effects show up.  I didn't know if anybody would know of a setting that accidently got turned on or off.

RE: layer styles not showing

...look at the word 'effect' above your created style in the layer, it will need an eye too, click to the left of the text 'effect'. If there isn't two eyes (one for 'effect' and one for 'outer glow') showing the effect won't be visible in the doc...


RE: layer styles not showing

...the other way is to just click on that grey eye you mention to enable the layer style in the document view, two eyes should then be visible...


RE: layer styles not showing

...if all this fails, go to layer > layer style > show all effects...


RE: layer styles not showing

Thank you so much!  It worked when I selected show all effects.  

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