Thanks Mr Tom for that.
I was contemplating doing a fresh install to PS! Now I checked again at 100% zoom level and it is as you said. Nothing changes when I toggle the Flatten image off/on.
It still baffles me why it represents different visuals at the same zoom level but I'll take your...
I have used that workflow many times before and it never gave me this same problem, or at least never to this extent.
I have tried your suggestion to no avail.
On the left is the picture without that group you suggested. On the right is the exact same thing but merged all.
One things that...
It is still RGB 16 which is the default setting I suppose. I tried changing it to to RGB 32 but a number of layers were not functioning, the 'overlay' blend mode is completely removed for example.
That would be very appreciated.
I'm using Adobe Photoshop CC on Windows 64-bit.
Thank you for your reply Hoogle.
Yes I am using various blending modes and opacity levels.
However the problem persists even if I flatten the image instead of merge visible.
Screenshot attached. Muffled stars with no contrast whatsoever.
I don't know if this is a bug from Photoshop or there's something corrupted within my computer but this problem is driving me crazy. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
I am trying to save this image, yet when I open the jpg that I have just saved it is very different to what I am...