Blend Mode inside Smart Object will not function over Transparency.

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Layer created inside SO (Smart Object) set to a particular color mode will be displayed as if it was set to NORMAL Color Mode when the SO is placed in a Comp.

It appears entire SO will behave as if all layers within the SO were set to Normal Color Mode.

Was it intended? Wouldn't it be more intuitive to honor the Color Modes assigned to Layers within the SO?
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Smart Objects are not layer groups -- anything inside is flattened, then blended as a single layer. It's the same as if you flattened the child file, and pasted that into the parent - but the child remains editable.

So there is no expectation that blend modes inside the smart object would be preserved in the parent document.
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Thanks Chris!
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Chris. Can you or someone else take a look at this?

http://feedback.photoshop.com/photosh...

(sorry for the topic drift...)