I do have problem with smart object on artboard. When I shrink smart object from 1400x600px to 512x512px it results to smaller image with horrible jagged/no sharp edges/pixelated...
When I reopen smart object - everything is perfect-sharp edges, no pixelation.
There is PSD file for better understanding/testing.
Steps of process:
I have template file, which consists of 4 artboards. Each artboard's size is 512x512px.
There is one layer in artboard - smart object.
I have original side.PNG file (2000x1000px) in folder.
smart object is opened and side.PNG file is inported in its 100% size (2000x1000px).
I edit side.png file: pen tool, add vector mask = 1400x600px
save and close smart object
I am back on artboard 512x512px, with smart object overlaying 512x512px because of its real size 1400x600px.
I do free transform to shrink size of smart object from 1400x600px to 512x512px. Then rotate smart object to better align.
PROBLEM 1> shrinked smart object is not as sharp as original/pixelated/no sharp edges... When I artboard zoom in to 200% I see more clearly difference between 1400x600px file which has sharp edges and shrinked smart object with jagged edges.
PROBLEM 2> rotation also cause problem with jagged/no sharp edges.
when I open smart object - side.png file dislays in 1400x600px size and everything is perfect-sharp edges, no pixelation.
I have tried to change interpolation (bicubic automatic, sharper, ...) but it did not help at all. When I do job without smart object> I insert file side.png (2000x1000px) directly into artboard 512x512, pentool+add vector mask, free transform to make file fit in 512x512px = result is the same: no sharp edges/pixelated.
Original file contain thin line under upper edge. When i paint over it, save smart object - shrinked smart object is still jagged, but little less?
What is a solution to keep image on artboard in smaller size, the same quality and sharpness as it is when I open smart object?
When I shrink smart object - am I destroying it's quality/sharpness? When I reopen shrinked smart object on new tab - it's back in perfect quality.
When I shrink original image in Photo viewer in Windows 10 as much to fit to 512x512px, it has great quality without jagged edges, but in PS it has jagged edges.
What am I doing wrong, please?