Since I’ve updated to the new Photoshop CC the quality of the image changes drastically when layers are flattened and or exported as Save for the Web. See images below. I am baffled by this issue, please help.
Layers not flat
Save For Web Export (flattened or layered appear same)
I am not sure what we are supposed to be looking at because of the type of image, but when this happens, a workaround is to add a Copy Merged layer to the top of the stack. Select the upper most layer, and
Shift Ctrl Alt e (Shift Cmd Opt e)
What I’m trying to say is that the quality of the image, when flattened, is what I want to see when it’s a layered image and at preview when I’m in Save for Web. I don’t want to put a ton of work into something that will look completely different when finished and all of the layer effects have been flattened. Is this a new setting in CC?
That is exactly what I answered. Did you try it?