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Oct 13, 2011 6:09 AM

Is there an y difference between the gradient created by Photoshop and illustrator or Fireworks?

 
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    Oct 14, 2011 2:07 PM   in reply to JimVag1947

    Not quite sure what you're asking here.  But my short answer is that Illustrator gradients are different.

     

    See this link to Gradient Tutorials. 

    http://www.1stwebdesigner.com/tutorials/32-handy-gradient-tutorials-us ing-photoshop-and-illustratorpart-4/

     

     

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    Oct 19, 2011 3:57 PM   in reply to JimVag1947
    I am talking about the case where if you go to draw a gradient with the exact conditions(color, value, contrast...etc) in both Fw and Ai-is the result is going

    to be the same, from an aesthetic point of view?

     

    AI is a vector graphics app good for print designs and detailed drawings...

    What matters is how you save the file. 

     

    RGB optimized for the web as PNG or JPG will give you 16 million colors (smoother transitions).  If saved as an 8-color GIF, you'll see noticeable bands between colors.

     

    The following images were made in Photoshop (I don't have Fireworks but it should be the same).

     

    PNG  black-purple-gradient.png

     

    JPG  black-purple-gradient.jpg

     

    GIF  black-purple-gradient-8.gif

     

     

     

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