Difference in gradients

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  • #101558

    Whenever I use gradients, I dread the awful banding (I’m sure we’ve all been there). As opposed to using InDesign I always prefer creating gradients in Photoshop, with dithering enabled. So far, so good. But here’s the catch: when I’m comparing the exact same gradient (i.e. same size, same positioning settings), created with both applications, they never look the same. Here’s an example:

    https://www.dropbox.com/s/4y217k4keg39lf3/gradient-indesign.jpg
    https://www.dropbox.com/s/7lrf93wugtn6kso/gradient-photoshop.jpg

    Color settings are synchronised, by the way.

    Is there any way, preferably nothing too elaborate, to get the same results?

    P.S. Don’t mention the banding in either image, they’re JPEG files. ;)

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    David Blatner
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    They look very similar to me… I guess the rate at which it goes from blue to white is slightly different. Probably totally different algorithms. You can probably make InDesign’s look more like Photoshop’s by adjusting the midpoint slider (the little diamond on the gradient ramp in the gradient panel)

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