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Alex Dickmann
Color gradient effect similar to a 16-bit video game?
on Mar 5, 2017 at 11:17:46 pm

I'm attempting to mimic the unique pattern created when dissolving from one color to another in the sky of this image:


Surely the answer is obvious, but I am lost on this one. Thanks!


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Tim Drage
Re: Color gradient effect similar to a 16-bit video game?
on Mar 6, 2017 at 1:07:20 pm

Retro Dither plugin on AEscripts, or this that's cheaper and seems to do the same stuff and maybe more: https://wunkolo.itch.io/pixdither


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Dave LaRonde
Re: Color gradient effect similar to a 16-bit video game?
on Mar 6, 2017 at 3:08:41 pm

You could also replicate the look of the sky using the Ramp effect on a solid in a nested comp, then applying Colorama to the nested comp.

Dave LaRonde
Promotion Producer
KGAN (CBS) & KFXA (Fox) Cedar Rapids, IA


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Kevin Camp
Re: Color gradient effect similar to a 16-bit video game?
on Mar 6, 2017 at 10:11:18 pm

an easy way to get something close, though its a bit a of a process, would be to create the gradient in photoshop. then change the color space to index color (image>mode>index color) and select 'web' or 'uniform' for the palette and set the dither option to 'pattern'.

you may be able to create a custom color palette (an option in the index color setting) to make it more precise to the color space you are trying to mimic.

Kevin Camp
Art Director
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