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Old 09-18-2009, 12:13 PM
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Help!!! PS flatten or merged changes image

I been using CS4 for awhile and just started to notice a shift in my colors whenever I merge or flatten a file from what my monitor is showing even a side by side comparison the difference is noticeable can anyone help me figure out a fix or a way i can make changes that this shift doesn't happen this is really bugging me out.
I been using CS4 for awhile and just started to notice a shift in my colors whenever I merge or flatten a file from what my monitor is showing even a side by side comparison the difference is noticeable can anyone help me figure out a fix or a way i can make changes that this shift doesn't happen this is really bugging me out.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v6.../helpwtfps.jpg

My profile is set to srbg the layered file is on the left the flattened is on the right. I don't recall this much of a shift before but lately I been seeing it more and more....

My profile is set to srbg the layered file is on the left the flattened is on the right. I don't recall this much of a shift before but lately I been seeing it more and more....
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Old 09-18-2009, 12:31 PM
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Re: Help!!! PS flatten or merged changes image

This thread may help:

Loss of contrast when flattening Photoshop layers

Make sure you are viewing at 100%
Does the color shift show up when you print?
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Old 09-18-2009, 12:44 PM
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Re: Help!!! PS flatten or merged changes image

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What happens if you do merge visible to a new layer, instead of flattening.

What is the screen scaling when you do this? I've seen exactly what you're talking about, but it only happens if my screen scaling is at 25% or 33%, something that forces Photoshop to do pixel-averaging. When I scale to 100%, there's no difference, and I've never had it affect a proof.

Could you post the image?
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There used to be a visual bug(might still be).
Try viewing at 100% and flattening then. IF it changes then it is the file. If it does not then it is the visual reference only on the monitor and you don't need to worry about it.

Chris
Interesting at 100% it does appear to be the same but trying to save as a jpeg as well seems to shift my colors enough to producing banding and tint shift in srbg profile. Atleast I am not going crazy lol.
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Old 09-18-2009, 12:51 PM
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Re: Help!!! PS flatten or merged changes image

I saved it as a jpeg and it appears more like the 25% flatten image I almost want to crop and save the image from my screen capture since it looks better lol. Ouch I have to figure this one out for sure...
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Old 09-18-2009, 03:19 PM
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Re: Help!!! PS flatten or merged changes image

Can you attach a large screenshot of you layers palette? Photoshop merges the layer stack in a certain sequence and sometimes that will cause certain changes in the image that you did not intend. The solution may be for you to reposition certain adj layers or do some critical merging yourself before PS does its thing.
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Old 09-18-2009, 06:47 PM
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Re: Help!!! PS flatten or merged changes image

The layer stack!!!!
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Old 09-18-2009, 08:27 PM
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Re: Help!!! PS flatten or merged changes image

Try ungrouping the layers so that you have a single stack of layers with no group folders and see if that works.
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Old 09-18-2009, 09:58 PM
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Re: Help!!! PS flatten or merged changes image

Instead of merging, make a stamp of the image on top. A stamp is when photoshop takes everything you see and copies it to a new layer. control+alt+shift+e
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Old 09-19-2009, 01:38 AM
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Re: Help!!! PS flatten or merged changes image

Stamp does the same thing as flatten and I remove all my groups still the same what you see is not what you get a huge pain in the arse. I will try to rebuild and stamp as I go to see if I can isolate the issue what a pain.
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Old 09-19-2009, 06:37 AM
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Re: Help!!! PS flatten or merged changes image

Maybe just try "Convert to Profile" ?

If your already working in sRGB, convert to sRGB, this will flatten the file, not sure if it will solve your problem though, just a suggestion...
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