Depending on how you have edited some CS6 edits may not be readable in older version. THere are a number of specific CS6 edits and you can probably find them on page with CS6 new features.
These files are fairly simple photo templates. Not too many layers, and in most cases simple squares, rectangles, circles etc filled with colour.
There is no editing in them that was any different from editing previously carried out in CS5. ie, none of the new features in CS6 were used to create them.
That is not an error - just an information message telling you that your file contains some things that the old version cannot read.
This similar to the message one should get in an older version of photoshop such as photoshop 7.
If one presses ok instead of read composite that might preserve the layers with the original look.
But sometimes if a layer blending mode or some other feature is used an earlier versions of photoshop doesn't have, reading the composite is the only way to preserve the look of the image.
You said your using shape layers?
If they are shape layers you didn't use a stroke from the tool options bar?
Can you post an example of the image with the layers panel visible that you get that message with?
I guess your using photoshop cs6 with the 13.01 update?
Hi Chris - that's encouraging, but still a bit unsettling when people are commenting on it, particularly when they are only using one version behind me, ie CS5.
If I have to avoid complaints by taking my files back to CS5 to resave, then CS6 isn't really doing the job that I want it to. I have a friend who also produces a similar style of product and she doesn't get this issue, and we're both on exactly the same spec of computer and we both use CS6 - and we both update regularly.
As far as i can tell any of the layer styles from cs6 will generate that message in photoshop 7 (like the one i posted)
and give the message in cs5 like you got.
Of course the easiest thing would just to use cs5 for your files that you want to distribute so people don't get that message and/or see what your friend is doing different than you are.
Thanks R Kelly - it's certainly a bit of a nuisance to have to do this, but for the moment, that's the action I'll have to take. Thanks for your help.