5 Replies Latest reply on Jul 31, 2006 5:42 AM by Newsgroup_User

    Wierd lines in my gradient

    matchestheclown Level 1
      Hello,

      I am trying to make a gradient for a background to a website but there wierd lines in the gradient. If I pull the little line that controls the gradient as far as I can get it the line stretch also and are less apparent but it wont work for what I want to do. Does anyone know how to get rid of these lines?
        • 1. Re: Wierd lines in my gradient
          ageofem Level 1
          hmmm u must have use a different gradient, change your gradient type from ( waves , ellipse or whatever it is your are using ) to either radial or linear gradient. Hope that helps
          • 2. Re: Wierd lines in my gradient
            Level 7
            matchestheclown wrote:
            > Hello,
            >
            > I am trying to make a gradient for a background to a website but there wierd
            > lines in the gradient. If I pull the little line that controls the gradient as
            > far as I can get it the line stretch also and are less apparent but it wont
            > work for what I want to do. Does anyone know how to get rid of these lines?
            >
            matchestheclown,

            It could also be banding caused by your video display. Make sure your
            video display is set to at least 16 bit color depth.

            SKB
            • 3. Re: Wierd lines in my gradient
              Level 7
              SKB wrote:

              >
              > It could also be banding caused by your video display. Make sure your
              > video display is set to at least 16 bit color depth.

              Actually, it needs to be 24 or 32 bit. 16 bits will band.


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              • 4. Re: Wierd lines in my gradient
                Level 7
                Did you save the resulting image file as a .gif?
                Gif's don't have enough colors for a smooth gradient.

                Martye
                "matchestheclown" <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote in message =
                news:eaeg6a$mrv$1@forums.macromedia.com...
                > Hello,
                >=20
                > I am trying to make a gradient for a background to a website but there =
                wierd=20
                > lines in the gradient. If I pull the little line that controls the =
                gradient as=20
                > far as I can get it the line stretch also and are less apparent but it =
                wont=20
                > work for what I want to do. Does anyone know how to get rid of these =
                lines?
                >
                • 5. Re: Wierd lines in my gradient
                  Level 7
                  On Sat, 29 Jul 2006 06:12:26 +0400, matchestheclown
                  <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote:

                  > Hello,
                  >
                  > I am trying to make a gradient for a background to a website but there
                  > wierd
                  > lines in the gradient. If I pull the little line that controls the
                  > gradient as
                  > far as I can get it the line stretch also and are less apparent but it
                  > wont
                  > work for what I want to do. Does anyone know how to get rid of these
                  > lines?

                  It may be good idea to show us the example of your gradient. I can think
                  of several reasons for the problem:

                  1) Using color limited format like GIF for export (already mentioned by
                  Martye). Increase the number of colors in GIF, increase dither or use JPEG.
                  2) Too high JPEG compression may give artifacts.
                  3) Not enough colors on your display (mentioned by SKB already).
                  4) Natural banding appeared due to using specific color gradations. Quite
                  often we can deal with this one, but I'd prefer to see the example before
                  I start explaining the technique.

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