losing blend modes when merging or exporting as png

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Jul 06, 2022 Jul 06, 2022

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I have a few layers some of them are on multiply blend mode and some are on normal blend mode, The problem is when I try to merge all of them as a smart object the blend modes are lost and all of them become normal and every time I try to export as png it looks good in photoshop but the blend modes become normal after exporting even when I create a stamp visible layer on the top.community.jpg

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Jul 06, 2022 Jul 06, 2022

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Could you please post a screenshot taken at View > 100% with the pertinent Panels (Toolbar, Layers, Channels, Options Bar, …) visible? 

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You must compare blending before and after merging at 100% zoom.

At lower zoom levels the preview is an approximation, at 100% it is accurate.

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I compared them in all kinds of zoom, the image that I uploaded is just to show the difference between the result in photoshop and the result after exporting as png

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One Layer can only have one Blend Mode, so converting multiple Layers with various Blend Modes to a Smart Object will yield the same result as merging the Layers to one Layer – one Smart Object/Layer with one Blend Mode. 

And a file format like png doesn’t carry a Blend Mode as such, though you may be able to assign it one in a layout application. 

 

In which application do you intend to use the exported image? 

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I just want to know why I cannot get the same result I see in photoshop. sometimes I am asked to remove backgrounds for some photos (as a freelancer) So the client expects that I will give him a png image then he can just put it on a website or on a pattern and once he opens it he will notice it cannot be used although it is made right inside photoshop

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@defaultwk7l7gvzh87f wrote:

I just want to know why I cannot get the same result I see in photoshop. 


Because if you need to deliver a one-layer-image you seem to be going about it the wrong way. 

Again: One Layer/image – one Blend Mode. 

 

You should do the masking properly and, if necessary, decontaminate the edge-pixels. 

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Before merging, go to each layer with the blending modes activated, and go Layer>Rasterize>Layer Style. Then merge the layers.

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this option is grayed out because there areScreenshot 2022-07-06 162230.pngScreenshot 2022-07-06 162554.png no layer styles activated it is just the blend modes

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Let me try again: 

If you think you are »losing blend modes« that’s because one Layer naturally cannot have multiple Blend Modes; merging multiple Layers of various Blend Modes will result in one Layer (in which the pixels will result from the combination of the previously existing Layers’ pixels and their respective Blend Modes) that has one Blend Mode. 

 

So a previsouly unnoticable white pixel on a Layer with the Blend Mode Multiply may become a noticable white pixel if the merged Layer has the Blend Mode Normal for example. 

That is as intended and expected. 

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