Issue with Rasterizing Layer Style

Jan 11, 2021

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Using Adobe Photoshop Version: 21.2.4 20200922.r.323

 

I'm having an issue with dragging a logo into Photoshop from Illustrator, where it's a Smart Object. I want to recolor it, with a Layer Style, but when I go to Rastize Layer Style, it's Rasterizing the whole layer/Smart Obj.

 

I know this is a relatively minor issue, with several work arounds, but I don't want to update to PS 22.1 just yet if I don't have to. Just wondering if anyone else has experienced this, and if it could possibly be addressed.

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Issue with Rasterizing Layer Style

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Using Adobe Photoshop Version: 21.2.4 20200922.r.323

 

I'm having an issue with dragging a logo into Photoshop from Illustrator, where it's a Smart Object. I want to recolor it, with a Layer Style, but when I go to Rastize Layer Style, it's Rasterizing the whole layer/Smart Obj.

 

I know this is a relatively minor issue, with several work arounds, but I don't want to update to PS 22.1 just yet if I don't have to. Just wondering if anyone else has experienced this, and if it could possibly be addressed.

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Try Layer > Layer Style > Create Layers on the menu bar if that's what you want. (Can also right-click the layer style and use the context menu.)

 

Be aware this may complicate your layer stack a bit; Photoshop usually orders the styles accordingly and your original layer might be sandwiched somewhere between but Photohop will label the outer layers accordingly. (e.g., <name of layer>'s ColorFill, <name of layer>'s Outer Stroke, etc.)

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Try this:

 

In Illustrator, go to File > Export > Photoshop and choose Layers (not Flat). I like to be sure I've named the layers first and am working in the same color mode. I set the ruler in both to pixels.

 

Before I start, I do a quick drag-and-drop from AI to PS to check the size of the Illustrator file in PS. If it's too small, I do Cmd+T, scale it bigger, note the percentage in the options bar, and cancel the transform. Then I scale it by the same percentage in Illustrator before bringing it over so there is no scaling once it's in PS.

 

~ Jane

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