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No immediate menu popup for Fx button, like Adjustment button right next to it has

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In the layers panel, there are a row of buttons along the bottom, where the Adjustments and Fx produce rather similar layer modifications.

However, the Fx button pops up a new dialogue where you have to make additional clicks to select something, whereas the Adjustment button popups a menu where you can immediately make your selection.

This feels like baggage from Photoshop that might be familiar, but feels like a missed opportunity for streamlining and making the UI more consistent...

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The Adjustments list that pops up lets you select 1 adjustment, and then gives you a dialog where you can set the adjustment options and create a new layer in your document.

The Layer Effects list that pops up lets you select 1 or more adjustments, and set their options, and everything you select applies to the current layer. It could be argued that the Layer Effects version is more efficient and modern, because you don't need to keep going back to the icon to select another effect, as you have to do with the Adjustments.

On the other hand, given the differences in what they do, I think the difference in behavior is appropriate. Neither would work as well if it had the interface of the other.


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