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Gradient Banding Quick Fix Tutorial (Updated) by ScatteredAshe Gradient Banding Quick Fix Tutorial (Updated) by ScatteredAshe
*EDIT* - Wow, my first DD! Thanks to =itznikki530 for inspiring me to create this tut & thanks to ^CelticStrm-Stock for featuring it! Also, thanks in advance for your +fav as I most likely won't have time to thank all of you individually! :dalove:
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Just a little something for anyone who gets frustrated with gradient banding in Photoshop. I'm sure there are other ways to fix banding, this is just the way I deal with it. It's not a cure-all, but in most cases it will work. Hope you find it helpful! =)
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[Stock & Resources] An anonymous deviant suggested this fantastic tutorial that offers a great solution to a very common problem with gradients. Gradient Banding Quick Fix Tutorial by =Ashe-Art ( Featured by CelticStrm-Stock )
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slowboyfast Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014
Using high-end screen also solves the problem.
Great tutorial :)
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ScatteredAshe Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! I haven't heard of high-end screen, would you mind explaining it to me?
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slowboyfast Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2014
Sure thing, if something is high-end it means that it has excellent quality. It's also very expensive.
You know, like this:
Canon SLR camera = high-end
Sony Digital Compact = low-end
or 
iPhone 5s / Galaxy S4 = high-end
HTC Wildfire = low-end

If it comes to monitors (or screens), high-end models can display more colors than their cheaper counterparts (they have better contrast, gamma, sharpness, matrix type etc.). For example, I've never seen any kind of banding on NEC, EIZO or Dell monitors while I've seen plenty on LG and Samsung displays (Apple Retina displays are also guilty of displaying bands, even tho they're considered high-end).

Hope everything is clear now :)
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TheDarkRayne Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2013  Professional General Artist
Congrats on the DD Ash. This is a really helpful tutorial. I had been looking for a way out of the ugly banding for so long. Life saver! :hug:
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ScatteredAshe Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! It's hit & miss but can come in handy. I'm still looking for a consistent way to fix the banding. ^^;
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solutionall Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2013
this is what i was having trouble with . but i in tut i do not understand some point..! ill try again 
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cazcastalla Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2013
Very well deserved DD - thanks for sharing your technical knowledge :huggle:
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debzdezigns-lamb68 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congrats! :party:  And great tutorial--I will make use of it for sure. :D
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WDWParksGal-Stock Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:squee: :nuu: :excited: And a great tutorial, too! :iconcongratssignplz:
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arskuma Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha I hated this! Thanks for finding a solution. :3
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