Strange opacity behaviour of text layers in Photoshop CS6.

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Why does a text-layer look that different to a form or a pixel-layer. The color and opacity settings are identical for all layers. I didn't noticed this behaviour in previous versions than CS6.

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Stefan Supernok

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Chris Cox

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Text gets blended slightly differently to render the text antialiasing correctly, and that difference becomes most visible in partly transparent areas (which are technically the same as the antialiased areas).
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Stefan Supernok

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So why does this happen only in CS6, and not in CS5.5 and previous versions?
The text antialiasing seems to be fine there...
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Chris Cox

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Because the text antialiasing wasn't fine in previous versions, and needed the blending change added in CS6 (previously there was a miscommunication between teams about how the text was rendered).
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Well, I didn't notice text antialiasing differences, but I notice color differences now. All files that have been made in previous versions have to be rearranged if they have used text and transparency.
In my oppinion, the colors in a layer should always look the same, whether it's a shape or text or bitmap. Especialy in a pro software like Photoshop. This looks like an annoying bug to me.
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I will say that I don't like this new feature for CS6. But if there's no reverting back to the old behavior, is there a good work around for this? I need the bitmap and the text to appear to be the same color easily. Making the opacity be the same was how I used to do it.

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