Are the patterns for layer styles or a pattern fill layer or what in the file uses the patterns?
Are the patterns from the scripted pattern fill?
I'm using the patterns in a pattern overlay with the layer styles. The Patterns are from png images that I have and added to using the define pattern selection in the edit tab.
I reinstalled CS5 on my computer and it comes up with this statement.
This document contains unknown data which will be discarded to keep layers editable. To preserve the original appearance instead, choose Flatten to load composite data as a flattened image.
Flatten the image is not an option though.
I tested some patterns in the pattern overlay via the layer styles dialog from cs6 (ones that are not installed in cs5) and they seem to work in cs5.
Are the layers shape layers with the pattern fill from the tool options bar?
There is a mixture of shape layers, smart objects and a few raster layers through out the entire file.
After opening it in CS5 I noticed that parts of (or the complete) some layer styles had the effects taken out while others was it was only the pattern overlay.
I think it might have to do with the smart objects & Shape Layers I just found a few raster layers that were hidden and the layers still contain the pattern layer style.
I did some more testing and i'm getting some strange results as well using shape layers and smart objects.
Perhaps someone from adobe should look at your file (i'm just a regular user) to see if there is some sort glitch.
I would assume it's just a bug.
But I need to get this to the client so I am just rasterizing the layers keeping the styles and duplicating them keeping the object flexibility with no styles. Then try to recombined them in CS5.
Not how I was supposed to spend my Tuesday night but what can you do. Hopefully it works.
Thanks for your help!
Something that may help a little is using the "Create Layers" command to convert the Layer Style effects to a collection of layers. The command can be accessed as "Layer > Layer Style > Create Layers", or by right-clicking on "Effects" or an effect name under the layer's name (or "fx" at the right-hand end of a layer whose effects are rolled up) in Layers panel then picking "Create Layers".