PHOTOSHOP: Shouldn't my image look the same between a PSD and a JPEG?

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Dear Adobe,
Is it really that difficult to make it so an image will look like it did before flattening or merging or rasterizing layer effects and blending options? i.e. color overlay and bevel/emboss disappear completely when formatting image for print. This just seems like a pretty necessary feature and it takes so much more work to print my designs without it. Or am I just doing something wrong? Please help me out here.
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Casey Facer

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Chris Cox

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It sounds like you are doing something wrong, somewhere.

For everyone else, the flattened image looks the same.
If your image is really noisy (or B&W like a halftone), you may need to zoom in to 100% to judge the effect of your adjustments/filters/effects.
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I have seen this problem from other people several times. My image has no noise or halftones. The problem is that the "layer style" of the layer loses several aspects when I rasterize the layer style. Text that is embossed with a color overlay goes flat and reverts to the original color when the style is rasterized. So how do you think I can fix this?

Before and After

This doesn't always occur, but it happens enough to cause problems.
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So far, every time we have heard about this "problem", it has been a case of someone being zoomed out on noisy or binary images. And that does look like a noisy texture under your effects.

If you want to send me a file to take a look at, I can.