Rasterize Layer With Layer Style

Rasterize Layer With Layer Style

Photoshop CS6 Tutorial


How to Rasterize a Layer Style Layer in Photoshop



Layer Styles are a great way to add Drop Shadows, Embossing and fill layer objects with color. The beauty of Layer Styles is that once the style is applied, you can always return to the settings and modify the effect.

There may be times when you want to give up the editing control and rasterized a layer with Layer Styles attached.

In this example, we will add a Drop Shadow Layer Style, then rasterize the layer to apply the effect.


Step One

Open a new document in Photoshop (File > New). Set the size to 500 pixels by 500 pixels at 72 ppi. Set Background Contents to White.

Step Two

Select the Text tool, click the workspace and add your text. Set the Text Color to green.

Step Three

Select the Text layer in the Layers menu and choose Layer > Layer Style > Drop Shadow.

Step Four

Notice that the Drop Shadow heading is Bold and has a checkbox. Selecting a heading name, changes the effect dialog box on the right.

Step Five

Adjust the Drop Shadow parameters to add your new effect.

Step Six

In the Layers panel, right-click the Text layer and choose Rasterize Layer Style. The entire Text layer is rasterized along with the Layer Style.

Copy/Paste Layer Styles

To duplicate a layer style, select the source style layer, choose Layer > Layer Style > Copy. Select the target layer and choose Layer > Layer Style > Paste.


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