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.
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.
Select the Text tool, click the workspace and add your text. Set the Text Color to green.
Select the Text layer in the Layers menu and choose Layer > Layer Style > Drop Shadow.
Notice that the Drop Shadow heading is Bold and has a checkbox. Selecting a heading name, changes the effect dialog box on the right.
Adjust the Drop Shadow parameters to add your new effect.
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.