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So I was working and everything was ok until a PC crashed which made me re-install windows and adobe products. Until then my gradients were perfect, but now as I try to make one they are full of huge stripes as if I were on a 256 color display from 15 years ago...

I have tried probably everything. I saw things about similar problems on the internet but they all were about the printing job and I have issues on the display.

I am using a Samsung SyncMaster SA300 on 1920x1080 res, full HD over the HDMI. Software Adobe CS 5.5 products (mainly Illustrator)

Any suggestions?

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closed as too localized by DA01, e100, Johannes, Farray Mar 19 '12 at 19:33

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Is this "gradient" when you're trying to pick a color or is it an actual gradient on your page? Does everything outside of photoshop look correct? – Ryan Mar 15 '12 at 15:11
sounds like a display driver issue. This should be migrated to superuser. – DA01 Mar 15 '12 at 21:04
Is this problem specific to Adobe apps or is it system wide? – thebodzio Mar 15 '12 at 21:06
Thanks everybody - about the problem: yes it happens only in Illustrator/Phtoshop/etc in gradients. My system looks ok nothing wrong with any other applications. – Svetoslav Dimitrov Mar 16 '12 at 8:04
REMOVED by me: redundant – horatio Mar 16 '12 at 14:36

I am going to go out on a limb and say you are probably having an opengl driver issue. Try updating your video drivers and/or disabling opengl drawing in the preferences.

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I think I'd crawl out on the same limb on this one, although there's a side twig I'd also explore. :) – Alan Gilbertson Mar 18 '12 at 20:42

Definitely try horatio's suggestion if the following doesn't change anything:

Delete the existing preference files for the Adobe applications you're seeing problems with. For Photoshop and Illustrator, just hold down Ctl-Alt-Shift while the application launches.

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Will try everything thx everybody – Svetoslav Dimitrov Mar 19 '12 at 8:08
dose not work any of it this a link to a simple gradient to show what i mean – Svetoslav Dimitrov Mar 19 '12 at 9:31
That is ugly. – Alan Gilbertson Mar 19 '12 at 23:35
great help thank you – Svetoslav Dimitrov Mar 20 '12 at 8:10

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