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i want to apply lighting effects for that shape.but before applying it. It is asking to rasterize the layer....can't we apply the effects directly to shape?

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Right-click (Windows) or Control-Click (Macintosh) on the vector/shape layer (or any layer) and choose Convert to Smart Object from the contextual menu.

Then go ahead and choose Filter > Render > Lighting Effects. This will apply a Smart Filter to the Smart Object layer.

If you need to later edit the shape, simply double-click the Smart Object layer and it will open in a new window allowing you to edit the shape.

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thank q Skaught –  Rachuru Dec 27 '12 at 12:45

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