Colour changed after layer merge or layer flatten

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Mar 29, 2009
Hi All,

After making several adjustment layers, the layer merge is performed. However, it is observed that the colour changed after layer merging. It is confirmed with the histogram. This phenomenon also happens in layer flatten. Any solution?

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Mar 30, 2009
Not sure if this is related, but a previous post had color shift when he converted from RGB to any other profile and then back to RGB. Figured it was a rendering problem. Although he had latest video drivers he went back to previous one and solved the problem.

By any chance did this start after a driver upgrade?
Mar 30, 2009
Zoom to 100 percent and see if the merge still causes a color change.

If it does not, you are seeing normal behavior. The color change is due to the layer effects being applied to the preview, the preview being an approximation to the actual image.
Mar 30, 2009
Also be aware that the histogram is showing cached data, and it’s not accurate until you click the little triangle in the upper right-hand corner to update it.

And until you update it, it’s a lot less accurate with many adjustment layers than it is with a flattened image.
Mar 30, 2009
when using the layer adjustments sometimes when you merge it does weird things, unless you tell it not to

click on "blending modes" in the "fx" at bottom of layer palette tick the box "blend interior effects as group"

see if it gives better result

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