14 Replies Latest reply on Oct 14, 2016 6:34 AM by rob day

    How to get a smooth gradient

    Mr. Met Level 3

      Ad agency provided press quality PDF and live files so I was able to export the cover myself with my settings that usually do the trick. However, when I print from the live ID file or a PDF, I'm getting noticeable banding. I've attached the live ID file (left) and a photo of a printed piece (right). If you look at hand to the left of the kids head in the photo of the printed piece you can see a hard gray edge begin. Any suggestions? I took the cover into PS and resaved as a tiff thinking it would rasterize. The gradient was created in ID if that matters. I can probably get away with it but the cover is the only page in full color. Rest is BW. Thanks in advance for any help.

       

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