Photoshop CS6: Feathered vector masks causing corruption in merged layer

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I seem to have the problem where non-destructive feathering of a vector mask creates problems with later-on merging of all the layers or a specific subset of those layers. It is as if the layers with feathered masks fall out and don't display in the fully rasterized merged image. Problems also arise when trying to duplicate and merge groups where there are clipping masks with feathered vector mask layers inside. Hopefully someone can shed light on how to fix this. For example, I am trying to duplicate a group to another .PSD and merging the group in the new PSD results in the corruption of the raster image. For now, to mediate this, I'm exporting the image as a transparent .png and then opening said .png and dragging it onto the new PSD
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Chris Cox

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Which version of Photoshop are you using?

And can you show examples of what you're seeing?
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Kris Mendoza

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CS6

Here's one when merged, and one that it's supposed to look like. Don't mind the screenshot. I turned on the wrong layer by mistake. What's important is the changes made to the sides of the device, namely the highlights, or lack thereof.

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Offhand I'm not seeing a difference between those 2 images.

Could you email me the file so I can try myself? ccox (at) adobe [dot] com
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ok, sent.
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Do you mind sending me the file as well (jrubbo (at) adobe [dot] com)? I'd like to look into this further.
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One of the feathered vector objects I have:

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I received the file, but I'm not seeing any corruption in Photoshop CS6 (13.0.0).

If I flatten, or merge visible to a new layer - it is bit for bit identical to the preview of the layers.

If you're not viewing at 100%, there are slight differences due to downsampling of the layer data for preview.

But viewing at 100%, it's identical.
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Same (or similar) problem. Has happened to me in PSCS4 as well.
Sometimes selecting the vector mask and doing a CmdX, CmdV works, sometimes not.
Screenshot of the problem: Top: layered .psb file, bottom duplicate image with merged layers.

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Creating a duplicate, then flattening gives a different result, toggling layer visibility sometimes gives inconsistent results.
After this, PS crashed on me. Problem was gone after restarting, but I've had it before and I suspect it will happen again.
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Ran into the problem again, and this time managed to save the .psd before it disappeared. Sent a mail to Jeanne Rubbo.

Screenshot: https://www.evernote.com/shard/s2/sh/...