I have two layers in Photoshop. Layer one has Soft Light blend mode and 50 % opacity, and layer two has normal blend mode and 100% opacity.

When I merge these two layers, color of the picture on layer one changes.


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I added the background after the merge to see the result more clearly.

How can I merge these layers without any change in Photoshop?

Thank you

  • If you add a small version of the PSD file it will be most helpful.
    – user45605
    Commented Apr 24, 2016 at 21:34

1 Answer 1

  1. Rasterise the first layer which has 50% soft light
  2. Convert it to smart object by selecting the layer>Right click>Convert to SmartObject
  3. Do the same to the next layer
  4. Select both layers and merge.

Hope this work for you.


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