I have a very simple psd file with 2 layers. The top layer has a layer style:

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This is how it looks:

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But when I try to rasterize the rounded rectangle layer, it turn it into this:

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It's missing the green.

How can I export it with the green stuff? Thanks

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    I usually select the layer(s) and press both Ctrl + G and Ctrl + E. I find this to be the fastest method. ( of course on a mac Cmd instead of Ctrl )
    – Joonas
    Jun 30, 2013 at 13:23

2 Answers 2


Add an empty layer below the vector layer.

Highlight the Vector layer and from the Layer Panel Menu choose Merge Down*

This will flatten all the effects into a single raster layer.


Alternatively to Scotts answer, you can right click the layer and select Convert to Smart Object.

It will merge the layer together with its styles, allowing you to apply new styles.

Or you can then rasterize the layer by right clicking again and selecting Rasterise Layer.

This works in CS5 so I assume they won't have changed too much of this for CS6.

  • Thanks this is what I was looking for May 22, 2021 at 20:37

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