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Wed, May 15, 2013 5:39 PM

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Strange opacity behaviour of text layers in Photoshop CS6.

Why does a text-layer look that different to a form or a pixel-layer. The color and opacity settings are identical for all layers. I didn't noticed this behaviour in previous versions than CS6.

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7 years ago

Text gets blended slightly differently to render the text antialiasing correctly, and that difference becomes most visible in partly transparent areas (which are technically the same as the antialiased areas).

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7 years ago

So why does this happen only in CS6, and not in CS5.5 and previous versions?
The text antialiasing seems to be fine there...

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Because the text antialiasing wasn't fine in previous versions, and needed the blending change added in CS6 (previously there was a miscommunication between teams about how the text was rendered).

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Well, I didn't notice text antialiasing differences, but I notice color differences now. All files that have been made in previous versions have to be rearranged if they have used text and transparency.
In my oppinion, the colors in a layer should always look the same, whether it's a shape or text or bitmap. Especialy in a pro software like Photoshop. This looks like an annoying bug to me.

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6 years ago

I will say that I don't like this new feature for CS6. But if there's no reverting back to the old behavior, is there a good work around for this? I need the bitmap and the text to appear to be the same color easily. Making the opacity be the same was how I used to do it.