Photoshop: Copy merged feathering

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Hi Guys,

I'm a web designer. One method I use to convert elements from a Photoshop mock up to the various elements is the "Copy Merged" function. In CS5 it worked perfectly but I've found in CS6 that it change the opacity of pixels in the outer row.

Attached is a "before.jpg" and "after.jpg" image. The "before.jpg" image shows a 19px square selection in my website mock up. The area I'm copying has a flat white layer with a pink diagonal stripe above it on another layer. I sampled the colour of a specific pixel (R: 246 G: 152 B: 152). I then pressed Control+Shift+C to "Copy Merged". I created a new document then pasted from the clipboard. When I sample the same pixel it gives the same RGB value, however, you can see from the attached "after.jpg" image that the pixels around the edge have a transparency.

This is an issue for background patterns on a website as it gives a "grid" like effect (see: screenshot.jpg).

I've checked my selection and there isn't any feathering applied.

Any ideas? Am I doing something wrong?


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Joel Eade

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Hi Joel

It looks like you must have had a feather specified in the Marquee options. A feather value of 0.2 px gives the result in your example. Setting it to zero before drawing the marquee eliminates the problem here.