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There is no general rule saying that smart objects need to have the same color profile as the master document. It all depends on what you are trying to achieve. A smart object with a different color profile than the master document will automatically be converted as if it was merged and converted to the color profile of the master document. And everything ...


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The problem is almost certainly caused by JPG artifacts in your original image. I concur with the others who have responded here. I checked and can see them in your coloured image, so they are already there, although not really visible until you apply levels/curves/equalize or try to manipulate the colours. Don't edit JPGs in Photoshop unless you have no ...


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The image in your post already contains noise/artefacts — maybe it's because it was compressed by GDSE. Here's one of the image channel compressed with Levels: If your original image doesn't have this noise and contains only pure colors, the issue you have is probably with color profile. Default color setting in Photoshop has a Use Dither conversion option —...


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