How to rasterize a layer in photoshop

Photosiêu thị displays "This type / shape layer must be rasterized before proceeding. Rasterize the type / shape?" when you bởi vì a raster edit on a vector layer. Learn what this means và the suggested workarounds.
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By default, shapes and text are created on a type of layer called a vector layer. No matter how much you zoom in on a vector layer, the edges always remain perfectly crisp.

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When you rasterize a vector layer, Photoshop converts the layer to lớn pixels.

You might not notice a change at first, but when you zoom in on a newly rasterized layer you will see that the edges are now made up of tiny squares, called pixels.


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Certain tools like the brush tools, eraser, paint bucket fill, & filters only work on rasterized layers. In order lớn use one of these tools on a vector layer, the layer must first be converted lớn pixels.

Be aware: when you convert a vector layer to pixels, it loses its vector functionality, meaning:

Shapes & text can no longer be scaled lớn any kích thước without some loss of unique.Text is no longer editable, meaning you can not change the words or the phông.
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At a certain point in your project you might need khổng lồ rasterize a vector layer to lớn use the tool or get the edit that you want.

Before you rasterize a vector layer, always duplicate it by choosing Layer >Duplicate. Then, rasterize the copy.

This preserves the original vector layer if you need to go back & make changes later.

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Instead of rasterizing to lớn paint or draw directly on a vector layer, create an empty layer above the vector layer, then use any of the painting or drawing tools on the new layer.


Cliông chồng the New Layeribé in the Layers panel & then use the Brush Tool khổng lồ paint on the new layer.Tip: To constrain the paint khổng lồ the edges of the shape, first use the Magic Wvà Tool to make a selection of the shape, then paint or draw inside the selection.


Instead of rasterizing to lớn use the Paint Bucket Tool to change the fill color of a shape or text, change the fill directly from the vector tool's properties.


For shapes, select the vector layer in the Layers panel. Then, open the Properties panel (Window > Properties). Change the color using the color picker.

For text, double-cliông xã the T ibé in the Layers panel khổng lồ highlight all of the text. Then, open the Character panel (Window > Character).Change the color using the color picker.


Instead of rasterizing lớn use the Eraser Tool to lớn hide parts of a vector layer, use a Layer Mask instead.


First, select the vector layer in the Layers Panel.Then, cliông xã the Layer Mask ibé khổng lồ add a layer mask to lớn the vector object.

Now, use the Brush Tool to paint with blaông chồng on the layer mask. Painting with blachồng will conceal those parts of the layer. Painting with trắng will reveal those parts of the layer.


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