Photoshop 2020: Editing Smart Object Deforms Its Effects

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There seems to be a bug in Photoshop CC 2020 (21.0.3), where Smart Objects with effects have their effects deformed/clipped when opening/editing the Smart Object. It looks normal in the document with the Smart Object layer but when opening (with double click) into the Smart Object edit mode. While there is no problem with the file in Photoshop CC 2019.

Attached are screenshots examples of the same file without modifications, where editing in CC 2019 works fine, while in CC 2020 the deformations happen. The most obvious one being the shadow being cropped ...

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Rok Kogovsek

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Posted 5 months ago

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Andrew Sender, Employee

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Hi Rok,
We are aware of the issue and have a fix coming soon in version 21.1.  For now please enable Preferences -> Performance -> Legacy Compositing to temporarily get around this issue.  Thanks!

Andrew