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Re: Gradient Color Blending and Midpoints

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Jaime Montaño
Re: Gradient Color Blending and Midpoints
on Jul 5, 2011 at 8:48:45 pm

Hope it's not too late to answer so here I come.

In Illustrator a gradient works a bit differently than in Photoshop. In the case of black and blue, for example, the black goes from 100% black to 0% black, also known as white. At the midpoint you have exactly 50% black, also known as gray. The blue one goes from 100% blue to white too and you have pale blue in the midpoint. So it appears as gray mixed with pale blue in the middle because thats what it is.

In Photoshop, the color math is different but I won't go there.

Solution: Instead of using 100% black use 100% black with a mix of inks of your color, in the case of blue for example if the CMYK mix is 70/15/0/0 your black should be 70/15/0/100.


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