5 Replies Latest reply on Jun 12, 2012 7:21 AM by amigotube

    Pattern overlay lost when converting to editable text?

    amigotube

      Hey everyone.

      I'm using CS5, PC.

       

      I'm facing an issue I never faced before and I can't find a relevant answer for CS5. I did see an answer that is probably correct for CS3, but I hope its solves by now.

       

      Try 1.

      I imported a PSD as composition with merge layer styles.

       

      I then go to a text layer, which I want to convert to an editable text layer. When I open the properties, no layer styles appear. (because I chose mergerd layer styles composition..)

       

      The original PSD in photoshop has only a pattern overlay.

       

      When I convert it to editable text, the pattern overlay disappears.

       

      Try 2.

      same importing settings.. go to the text layer...

       

      Right click ->layer style -> convert to editable layer styles - - - > Patter overlay + Blending options appear in layers properties.

      Second Right click -> convert to editable text - - - > pattern overlay disappears.

       

      Try 3.

      I imported a PSD as composition with editable layer styles.

      I then go to a text layer, which I want to convert to an editable text layer. When I open the properties, 'Layer style' appears. can toggle on/off.

       

      Right click -> convert to editable text - - - > pattern overlay disappears.

      But -  'Layer style' still appears in the properties, and it's on. But now when I toggle on/off, nothing changes.. Pattern is gone..

       

       

      Conclusion:

      From this I get to the conclusion, that I cannot convert a text layer which has a pattern overlay into editable text, and retain the pattern

       

      I hope I'm wrong, and there is a way to retain the pattern.

       

      Please let me know if you have a solution, or if you know for sure that my conclusion is correct..

       

      Thanks is advanced!