Anyone knows why two different layers (a shape and a text) with the same opacity (54%), fill (100%), blending (normal) and color (#000) render with different brightness?
See following example:
The corresponding PSD file can be download here:
I have noticed that it is actually the text layer which renders wrong - so when grouping the text layer and setting the opacity of the the group to 54% it renders correctly.
May it just be a bug or do I miss something here?
I was finally able to file a bug report at photoshop.com - so if you have the same problem feel free to vote it up:
Let's see what Adobe says...
As already mentioned in the comments Chris Cox from Adobe replied:
Not a bug - it's because text is blended using a different gamma in order to make the antialiasing look better. You can disable that in the color settings.
So to "fix" this issue:
- Open "Color Settings" Dialog
- Uncheck "Blend Text Colors Using Gamma" Checkbox (Sorry, screenshot only available in german)
See comment from @ACEkin for an english translation. English screenshot from @ACEkin below: