Photoshop: Linear Dodge/Color Dodge Layer Group Issues

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I know this has supposed to have been fixed several times before, but

apparently there is still an issue with this in photoshop 20.0.5 as demonstrated here:

https://forums.adobe.com/thread/2634249


It's easy to replicate the issue in photoshop 20.0.5

 

1. Make a new document in sRGB, fill with 50% grey.

 

On the grey layer use a soft brush set to white and Linear Dodge (Add) in the tool options bar

 

2.
Make a new layer, paint on that layer with the same white brush and then change the layer   blend mode to Linear Dodge (Add) and uncheck Transparency Shapes Layer in the Layer Style Blending Options.

 

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3. Make a new layer, put the layer in a Group, paint with the white brush on the layer in the group. Then change the Group Blending Mode to Linear Dodge (Add). Now here's the problem that even if you uncheck Transparency Shapes Layer for the Group it still doesn't match the other two, assuming the other two is how it's supposed to look.

 

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You can fix the group by filling layer 2 in the group with Black in the Behind blend mode, but for some other blend modes the fix is not so easy or it might not work on a particular document for whatever reason.

 

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After further investigation it actually looks like the bug has to do with the Fill Opacity on Groups.

 

If you check Transparency Shapes Layer and reduce the Fill Opacity to 99 then it looks like the other two layers.

 

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This post has another file for testing:

https://forums.adobe.com/thread/2634249