Exporting image causes unwanted changes in the image

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Apr 04, 2021 Apr 04, 2021

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Hi,

 

When I export a photo with my edits, stripes and other artifacts appear. I found that the problem occurs not only when I export but also when I merge, flatten or create a stamp visible from my layers. Furthermore, I found the specific layers that behave this way, and they are two Levels adjustment layers in Lighten blending mode which I used to create a chromatic aberration effect on my image. When I merge/flatten/stamp visible those layers, they get a different look. How do I merge, flatten, stamp visible and/or export these types of layers to keep the effect that I am going for? Thank you.

 

Specs:

Photoshop 2020 21.2.6

Macbook Pro running High Sierra 10.13.6

Psd: sRGB, 16bit

 

Dropbox link:

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/z7m40xieijegan8/AABIP2kIUTci38OVfJNqgUUga?dl=0

- psd with the image and the problematic layers (it will finish uploading to my Dropbox in an hour... slow Internet)

- image before exporting/merging/etc

- image after exporting/merging/etc

 

image BEFORE merging or exporting.jpgimage AFTER merging or exporting.jpg

 

 

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Adobe Community Professional , Apr 04, 2021 Apr 04, 2021
Could you please post a screenshot taken at View > 100% with the pertinent Panels (Toolbar, Layers, Channels, Options Bar, …) visible? Edit: Rather two screenshots, one of the layered and one of the merged image.  In all likelihood you are falling victim to a display issue due to caching. For a little more explanation see https://community.adobe.com/t5/photoshop/when-merging-layers-the-effect-is-lost/m-p/9918427

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

Edit: Rather two screenshots, one of the layered and one of the merged image. 

 

In all likelihood you are falling victim to a display issue due to caching. 

For a little more explanation see 

https://community.adobe.com/t5/photoshop/when-merging-layers-the-effect-is-lost/m-p/9918427

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I believe you found the solution! Thank you.

When I look at the image at 100% view, the stripes and artifacts become visible, even before merging. I'll have to edit/retouch at 100%+ zoom level as well from now on.

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Previously one could avoid the issue by setting the Cache Level in the Performance Preferences to 1 (at a cost in Perfomance, naturally) … but it got broken and hasn’t been fixed so far. 

https://feedback.photoshop.com/conversations/photoshop/photoshop-impossible-to-set-cache-levels-to-1...

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