I tried resetting the preferences and it still doesn't seem to work the way it should.
I wonder if it has to do with the fact it's a text layer.
This is the B file. You can see "Hi, Alexis Freeman" is opacity 54% of #000 reading at a hex number of #9a9a9a.
But when that file is brought over as a smart object into file "A", the text is reading at a hex of #757575.
Hi - well that took some tracking down.
It is caused by the setting in Colour Settings - "Blend Text Colours using Gamma".
With it checked the text layers are blended using the gamma set in the box (default 1.45) but the Smart object is blended using the gamma of the working space (which if sRGB or ARGB will be 2.2). So the blended text and the blended smart object look different
With it unchecked then both use the working space gamma so the text will then match.
Try it - it works
Thanks so much!!!
This was so helpful
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That solved my problem! Thank you so much.