I have done quite a bit of research with no such luck. I am getting banding when using soft brushes on my work. I have Photoshop elements 9 (yes its a little old), but I have not experienced this before. My latest project was to make a space scene. I used the following tutorial: Photoshop Tutorial: How to Quickly Create Stars, Planets and Faraway Galaxies - YouTube When I got to adding the nebulae and gas, this is what I got:
The soft brush exhibits a lot of banding. When just performing the brushstroke in one place.
I have a samsung 4k monitor and I have not done anything special with them or my graphics card. Is there a setting in photoshop, or on my computer to calibrate properly?
Thank you, Michael
Banding is an inherent limitation of working in low bit-depths. Simple computer math. Switch to 16bit or higher. Also brushes only containing very few discrete levels of transparency will of course exacerbate the issue - squeezing a limited number of levels into an even smaller range by reducing the brush opacity naturally doesn't leave much room for smooth gradations. So in the end, it's always a combination of multiple factors and you have to learn and understand these things. With experience you'll manage to avoid those pitfalls by using bvalnaced settings.