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Gradient banding: an usefull tecnique packaged in a single action and ready to use

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Xevious
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Message edited at 02/18/2013, 05:46:19 AM by Xevious
Hello everyone, I found an excellent action packaged to solve the banding issue on Photoshop gradients.

http://nomorebanding.com/

Just tested and it works fine. Hope it helps! ;)

NOTE: before performing the second step of the package (Copy Merged in a new 8 bit file), could be necessary you select all layers and all elements manually (i did). Next, you can execute the second step.

NOTE 2: the new psd is much heavier (16 bit).

NOTE 3: my english is just pathetic, i'm sorry. :)
Be curious.

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Igordabari
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Message posted at 02/18/2013, 04:17:34 AM by Igordabari
Thanks A LOT for sharing. That could be extremely useful tool. I have downloaded it and install but can not understand how to use it, unfortunately. The search in Internet for some tips or manual did not bring any results...

Could you be so kind to give some link or, perhaps, just tell though a couple of words dedicated to the problem?

Thanks a lot in advance!
I, me, myself + cameras: Canon 450d (for astrophoto...

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Xevious
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Message edited at 02/18/2013, 05:52:21 AM by Xevious
Hi Igordabari, an easy how-to:

1) Display the actions panel in Photoshop's interface

3) If you already installed the action (just double clicking it), now you should visualizing a new action folder called "No More Banding 0.5" in Photoshop's interface (actions panel).

4) Open the action folder "No More Banding 0.5". You should visualizing two actions: "Master Dither" and "Copy Merged to a new 8-Bit document".

5) Select "Master Dither" and run it on your layer with banding issues. If you have more layers with the same problem, just run the action again in the other layers (one layer each time).

6) When you are ready to saving your image, select all layers and all elements of your psd (CTRL+left click on all layers, and next "select all").

7) Now you can execute the second action "Copy Merged to a new 8-Bit Document".

8) Now you have a new 8-bit file, ready to be saved (without banding).


If you have other issues, don't exitate to reply here.
Be curious.

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Igordabari
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Message posted at 02/18/2013, 05:57:36 AM by Igordabari
Thank you very much for your detailed explanations. For sure, it is agreat feature and I am going to use it extensively.
I, me, myself + cameras: Canon 450d (for astrophoto...

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Xevious
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Message posted at 02/18/2013, 06:01:19 AM by Xevious
No problem, see you around! ;)
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Xevious
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Message edited at 02/20/2013, 13:09:13 PM by Xevious
A little fix to the how-to: looks like you can just executing one time Master Dither, is not necessary for all layers, because it makes a top layer that fix all below layers.

Bye!
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Parkinsonsniper
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Message posted at 02/21/2013, 04:40:14 AM by Parkinsonsniper
Thanks for sharing...

By the way, you have great drawings :)
- 2x Nikon D300 - Olympus e-PM1 - Nikkor 20mm f2.8 ...

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Xevious
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Message posted at 02/21/2013, 15:02:33 PM by Xevious
Thanks a lot, you have a great portfolio with a lot of awesome ideas (i love "forbidden eating"). :)
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Natali123457
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Message posted at 10/25/2013, 05:25:23 AM by Natali123457
This is useful information. Thanks.


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