How can I merge a Pass-Through group that has a mask without messing up the image?

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May 30, 2022 May 30, 2022

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Hey everyone,

I created a group with an image that has a mask to add an extra mask on top. Now, I achieved the desired effect but I would like to merge the group. When I do that though, the result I achieved goes away. It's the same as turning the group's Blend Mode from Pass-Through to Normal.

For more context, this is the sort of thing I'm doing:

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Here's a before and after showing my situation:

Before merge.jpgAfter merge.jpg

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Does converting to a smart object help?

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What does before and after merge look like at a zoom level of 100%?

 

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Why do you want to merge? You should use a smart object and as Myra asked does it work as a smart object?



Melissa Piccone | Adobe Certified Instructor | Pluralsight Author | Fine Artist

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