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These are three samples demonstrating dither. The set below is the above set with levels adjusted to highlight the effects of dithering. From left to right, first one is most visibly banded; no dither present. The second one is the same gradient with dither; much better. And the third one, the one on the right, has dither, and I have additionally added ...


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This blog post written by User Interface Designer at DMC Inc provides a downloadable pdf with colors and their code numbers. It also provides suggestions for readable color palettes. http://www.dmcinfo.com/latest-thinking/blog/id/8840/simplifying-ui-and-ux-design-with-color-cheat-sheet


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I think, there are multiple duplicated and rotated shapes which were colored by SOLID (and NOT gradient) color independently: You can see that every basic shape (highlighted on my illustration) has its own color which is solid and not gradient: I suppose that basic shape was rotated after mathematical calculations to match 360 degrees. The spectrum ...


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You can also try adding a grain on top of the gradient- it will kind of simulate PS's gradient dither. Effects > Texture > Grain. It's a raster effect so not optimal, but it should help.


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If you want your gradients to look consistent, your best option is probably to give it a fixed height and then extend the bottom color as necessary: This means you won't have a gradient down to the bottom, obviously, but all the screens will look similar.


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In illustrator save for web settings increase no of colors to get bands removed.


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You have to save the colors in the colors swatches window. Select one of your rectagle and then, in the swatches window, click the "New Swatch" and add your color. Then you can drag your color to your gradient window


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This is an older tutorial but a good introduction to using gradients and swatches in Illustrator, it really helped me: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jPQxbIvSNJI


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Click on one stop of the gradient or create a new one, press I to invoke eyedropper, hold shift and select a color of any object - it will be added to the stop.


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There are some photoshop actions and filter to get this effect. Maybe you can try this, but not free. LINK


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As Troodi mentions, that particular style is emulating etching. Specifically cross-hatch patterns to create shading. The most common place this is seen is in the portraits on US currency. There are filters for PhotoShop that can emulate this to an extent. However, my guess is that if that was indeed done in Illustrator, it's emulating it via patterns of ...


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I've remember seeing something like this as a photos-effect filter in Photoshop, but it was a premium one and am unable to find it now. There is an iPad app called "Etchings" which is close, but may not have the controls you'll need to recreate the textures shown in your example.


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You can always Object > Expand the entire compound path. This will leave the gradient's appearance intact, at the cost of editability.


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Edit: +1 for Bakabaka's answer above (unless you need editable paths) Unfortunately I don't believe this is possible. As you've discovered, compound paths are designed to share attributes like fills and gradients, releasing the compound path simply copies these attributes onto the 'new' objects rather than creating new swatches to mimic the previous ...



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