I modelled an emblem with a skull and base/background, and I want the side borders to be smoothed, while the faces themselves get their own "smoothing group". For that, I marked the edges between the surface / sides as sharp and - to get subdivision right - set the mean crease to 1.0.
This worked out fine until I bent the object to fit on the surface of another object. If I look closely on the emblems skull now, some triangles get the wrong smoothing color, as if I didn't mark some edges correctly as sharp.
The emblem is a converted SVG curve, which may already be suboptimal, but I didn't know better for my 3rd model ever. The creased edges seen here are also marked as sharp.
Same goes to the background of the emblem, though even more sublime. If you crank up your monitors brightness, or just look at my edited picture, you can see different colors, as if the mean crease was not high enough (it's at 1 for that surface).
It was a simple cylinder once with some extrusion. Creased edges are also marked as sharp.
I don't even know if that can be corrected, as the surface is bent and somewhere the lightning just does its job. But the first thing is really going on my eyes.
I tried playing around with the modifier order, but nothing helped.