Here's the situation: I'm designing a banner for a client. He provided me a png file that has a gradient background. My banner is larger (wider) than the content provided so I have to recreate the background myself.

image problem

If you watch the above image closely, you will notice that there is a slight colour difference somewhere in the middle of the image.

Is there a command in Photoshop (up to the latest version) that can help me "normalize" the background so that it looks smooth? I have tried the "content-aware fill" but that didn't really work. Is there any other way?

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    Nov 28 '14 at 10:41
  • Try use the gaussian blur
    – hsawires
    Nov 28 '14 at 17:50
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    I'd simply redraw the gradient.
    – Scott
    Nov 28 '14 at 21:24

To edit a gradient and its "smoothness" as it transitions from one color to another, you'll have to edit it. If you have created the gradient as a layer effect or as a shape fill, find the "Scale" slider. Jiggle this around and you can find desired smoothness of your gradient.

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