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Try to add noise to minimize banding: Photoshop: Create new layer. Go to: Image > Fill... > and use these values: Change the layer's blending mode to Overlay Go to: Filter > Noise > Add Noise... >. These values worked well for me: Adjust layer's opacity to your liking. 22% was kind of OK and the resulting JPG is: So no ...
Some image editors such as GIMP allow you to apply smoothing as well as control compression when saving a jpeg. Smoothing: Setting the smoothing option to a non-zero value will smooth out the image slightly. This reduces fuzzy artifacts from compression, and helps with the compression. A setting of 0.10-0.15 removes a good portion of the artifacts ...
This probably doesn't answer your question. Some possible alternatives... Have you considered CSS instead: background: linear-gradient(45deg, #3d667c, #1d283e); Or perhaps you could use the SVG base64 technique (generator tool here): <svg xmlns="http://www.w3.org/2000/svg" width="100%" height="100%" viewBox="0 0 1 1" ...
You can use the burn tool to make the bottom part darker. I would use the Image you cropped out here to make the "burn" to fit and then crop it a use it. Does it make sense?
1) Select the Window menu at the top. 2) Select properties. 3) Under properties, change the background
Assuming, you want the X to be totally transparent: Use Path → Object to Path on both, the circle and the X. Select the X and then the circle (order matters). Use Path → Difference.
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