Photoshop: Rotation on a big embedded smart object - quality poor

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I have embedded a big smart object to my image. But the roation quality is quite poor when scaling down the image.

I got better results when I flatten my big image, apply ration, and then scale the image down (each in a seperate step).

The embedded object should be rotated the same way (first rotation, then the scale down).

This image shows the comparison. I have inserted a big image in different ways. First two images show aliasing.

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Yes, the edges are blurrier when you do multiple resampling steps.

But without a sample file to show a problem - that just looks like normal, expected resampling artifacts.
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So how do I achive the effect of multiple resampling steps with a embedded smart object? Some kind of filter?
The artifacts are just too bad at the edges.

Rasterizing the smart object should not cut the connection to the source file but be added to the stack like a smart filter. Then I could rasterize, rotate and then resize.
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Rasterizing the smart object has to cut the connection to the source file, by definition.
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Maybe, but that doesn't help me in this : )