Hi friends, I've encountered a problem when using simple gradients in Illustrator CS6 v v16.0 on the Creative Cloud. My gradients are not smooth, you can see vertical/horizontal delineations in color when in linear mode, and circular delineations when in radial mode. This seemed strange to me since this is vector based. The attached picture is an example of this problem, it's 18x24 at 300dpi. It also persists when I export/save the image. This problem is also present in Photoshop.
iMac running OS 10.8.2
NVIDIA GeForce GT 640M at 1920x1080
It's called banding. Read up on it - the math reasons behind it, why it may merely be a display artifact, how to minimize it and so on.
Ah, thank you. I figured this may be a common problem. I'm confused as to why I've never run into this problem before. I can duplicate this gradient at the same resolution in Photoshop/Illustrator CS5 on my other desktop, and it comes out smooth.
I can duplicate this gradient at the same resolution in Photoshop/Illustrator CS5 on my other desktop, and it comes out smooth.
You may get (quite/rather) different appearances on different monitors.