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Under Preferences -> Performance, there's an option to dither gradients, however I noticed that it only applies to gradients made with the gradient tool, and not with gradients you apply in Layer FX. Not sure if this is a bug or just something that has been overlooked.
When using Gaussian Blur on objects in Affinity Designer (Mac version), I am always seeing an undesired color banding side effect, as you can see on the attached screen shot. I'm not encountering this issue with other graphical applications. As far as I can see it, the root cause seems to be that Designer does not use dithering for Gaussian Blur effects, even though it does dithering for gradients. Are there plans to address this? Or are there plans to support Photoshop filter effects in Designer, like it is already supported on Photo side? Because then we could use some Photoshop plugin as a workaround instead of using Designer's integrated blur effect. I find this an important issue to be addressed, since blur effects are some very fundamental technique for vector based illustrations. Using: Affinity Designer 1.8.4 on Mac.
One of the main reasons I prefer Designer over Illustrator is because of the dithered gradients... My quality of work has increased DRASTICALLY because of it and I no longer need to rely on a 2nd software like photoshop for high quality gradients. The thing is though that its only supported in gradient fill... Gradient Overlays & other effects like shadows, glows, etc. - Nope! So my request is kinda plain and simple... Why not bring dithering for effects too...?! I've faced multiple banding issues here and there... Please acknowledge if doable... (P.S. I've attached a sample of my work... So you see what I mean...)
Hello! I was recently re-exporting old Affinity Designer files using 1.6.0 for Mac and noticed banning appearing in subtle gradients. So I reset all of my settings/preferences in 1.6.0, unchecked "Dither gradients" in Performance settings, created a new file with a subtle gradient, and exported it. Both rendered in Affinity Designer and as an export, visible gradient banning appears. It's more visible if the gradient is stretched across a large area and the amount of color change is subtle. My hunch is something changed between AD 1.4.x and 1.6.0 regarding how gradients are rendered. Changing color from RGB/8 to RGB/16 or RGB/32 (HDR) doesn't make any difference. I've attached an example "Banding" file showing the issue, along with an examples of old and new outputs. Thanks for any help you can offer! Banding.afdesign