>Many times during post-production work on a photo you may need to add some kind of rendered gradient into the background or maybe even into an object in the photo. And most of the time these Photoshop generated gradients will have banding issues.
What is banding? Banding is when you can see distinct rings in your gradient with hard edges where the gradient goes from one shade to another. It will make your gradient look amateurish and can even get an image rejected here at DreamsTime. It's happened to me!
Here's a great solution which I've cobbled together from a few different online tutorials I found that fix this nagging problem:
1. Make a copy of the gradient layer.
2. Blur that copied gradient layer quite a bit with a Gaussian Blur filter set to about 30 pixels.
3. Make a new layer above... [ Read more...