2263 posts Bird is the word..
  • Elite Author
  • United States
  • Sold between 250 000 and 1 000 000 dollars
  • Has been a member for 6-7 years
  • Referred between 200 and 499 users
  • Bought between 100 and 499 items
  • Envato Studio (Microlancer) Beta Tester
  • Exclusive Author
+3 more
jonathan01 says

when you choose your colors for a gradient if you are not using a linear color ref for both colors (basically on a straight line up / down / sideways) you are not just selecting a shade of black but rather a mix of colors – the more colors the worse the banding – also you will not see the banding as much on a CRT monitor (who has those right!?) – LCD are non-forgiving.

OK so another way of reducing the banding is to add a little noise to your layer – very small amount – you can always add a little gaussian blur over the top of that to reduce speckles – this always works.

Hope that helps!

1734 posts
  • Exclusive Author
  • Won a Competition
  • Sold between 5 000 and 10 000 dollars
  • Has been a member for 4-5 years
  • Referred between 1 and 9 users
  • Bought between 1 and 9 items
VisualSharing says
OK so another way of reducing the banding is to add a little noise to your layer – very small amount – you can always add a little gaussian blur over the top of that to reduce speckles – this always works.

Oh yes, you’re right – the image sample I posted at the end of the previous page is rendered after applying blur – before that it looked worse. But in most cases it doesn’t fully solve the problem ( I use the “Blur more” filter rather than “Gaussian blur” :) ).

I think changing the Image mode/bits (as _freshface suggested) didn’t helped me neither.

39 posts
  • Author had a File in an Envato Bundle
  • Bought between 10 and 49 items
  • Elite Author
  • Exclusive Author
  • Has been a member for 5-6 years
  • Referred more than 2000 users
  • Sold between 250 000 and 1 000 000 dollars
+1 more
Webtreats says

If they’re active layer style gradients, one thing I like to do is bump the file up to 32 bit selecting “Don’t Merge”, then bump it back down to 8 bit selecting “Merge”.

It seems to force photoshop to apply some sort of auto dithering? It doesn’t work in all cases, but it’s so easy it’s always worth a try.

1862 posts YOU TOUCH IT YOU BUY IT
  • Bought between 100 and 499 items
  • Referred between 200 and 499 users
  • Has been a member for 4-5 years
  • Won a Competition
  • Repeatedly Helped protect Envato Marketplaces against copyright violations
  • Elite Author
  • Sold between 250 000 and 1 000 000 dollars
+1 more
FRESHFACE says

If they’re active layer style gradients, one thing I like to do is bump the file up to 32 bit selecting “Don’t Merge”, then bump it back down to 8 bit selecting “Merge”.

It seems to force photoshop to apply some sort of auto dithering? It doesn’t work in all cases, but it’s so easy it’s always worth a try.

I love those little lifehacks, thanks for sharing :D

329 posts
  • Albania
  • Bought between 100 and 499 items
  • Exclusive Author
  • Has been a member for 4-5 years
  • Referred between 1 and 9 users
  • Repeatedly Helped protect Envato Marketplaces against copyright violations
  • Sold between 1 000 and 5 000 dollars
Katro says

OK here is my solution! do not make it full black! don`t make it #000000 but make it #0d0d0d and add a an small amount of noise on it, smth like 1 or 2 %, and then start drawing smth with brush with lighter color, and change the layer style, on smth like lighter, and appy gaussian blur, dont know but this works with me! hope it helps!

Cheers

630 posts
  • Bought between 100 and 499 items
  • Exclusive Author
  • Has been a member for 5-6 years
  • Repeatedly Helped protect Envato Marketplaces against copyright violations
  • Sold between 100 and 1 000 dollars
  • United Kingdom
RobbyDesigns says

Great feedback guys, thanks. Great tip on the colors from h=jonathan01 too, I used his advice and did it again with the gradient tool; it’s not perfect and I would have never have ‘got away with it’ for a biz card or Interior design (my old job) but it looks pretty much ready for the box background for my site:

17 posts
  • Exclusive Author
  • Has been a member for 4-5 years
  • United States
JMStudios says

I had to zoom in extremely close to even see the gradient lol.

2 posts
  • Has been a member for 2-3 years
portnumbay says

The same problem just happened to me… After searching on google finally I found the problem…

The problem is caused of your Graphic Cards. Probably your setting for graph card is 8 bit, you need to change it to 32 bits.

I am using HD 5770 , and when i change the setting to 32 bits, it solved my problem.

I post this because I believe one day there will be others user face the same problem, so hopefully this can help you guys..

sorry for my english

630 posts
  • Bought between 100 and 499 items
  • Exclusive Author
  • Has been a member for 5-6 years
  • Repeatedly Helped protect Envato Marketplaces against copyright violations
  • Sold between 100 and 1 000 dollars
  • United Kingdom
RobbyDesigns says

portnumbay : Thanks but this is over 2 years old :)

2 posts
  • Has been a member for 2-3 years
portnumbay says

@Robby Yeah that’s true hehe.. when someone searching on google about this problem, themeforest is in the first page so later this will be useful for those who need it…

by
by
by
by
by
by