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Is there a blending technique to improve this image?

Jul 14, 2013 7:28 AM

Is there a blending technique I can employ to smooth the transisitions between the bands in this image?

BlueSphere.jpg

 
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    Jul 14, 2013 7:32 AM   in reply to MarieMeyer

    How was it created?

     

    If a 3D effect, you'll need to set a higher value in blend steps.

     

    If gradient or mesh, there is no preference.

    Talk to the printer, if it can be corrected on the RIP or if it will matter at all.

    If it can't be corrected, apply noise

     
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    Jul 14, 2013 8:48 AM   in reply to MarieMeyer

    Could you post a screenshot with paths selected?

     
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    Jul 14, 2013 9:14 AM   in reply to MarieMeyer

    Marie,

     

    If you wish to use the paths shown, rather than a simpler (and duller) gradient, you may use  blends. You should set Object>Blend Options to Smooth Color or Specified Steps (the more the smoother), and Orientation to Align to Path, then Object>Blend>Make. You can make the blend over multiple paths.

     

    Probably, you should insert Anchor Points so that you have matching Anchor Points on the paths that are blended to get nice blends.

     
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    Jul 14, 2013 9:17 AM   in reply to MarieMeyer

    I would create a clipping mask around the sphere and then just use Gaussian blur.

     
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