I appreciate any help. I have a Gradient as in my picture and I get always Banding or Stepping Lines. Photoshop does a better job here.
Does anybody know what is wrong?
This is a phenomenon that is more or less visible depending on the colors involved in the fill.A fountain fill (gradient) is shown on screen as a set of colored fields (Options > Workspace > Display > "Preview fountain steps").The default value, and as a matter of fact also the maximum value, is 256 steps.Most of the times this will present a nice blend without visible banding, but there are also cases where these bands will be more or less visible.There is also another important part of this, and that is how a fountain fill will print.In the Edit Fill dialog, there is a setting for "Flow", where it is possible to change how many steps the fill will be built up of.I know it is tempting to increase this setting to 999 steps (maximum) but do not do that.Leaving this setting greyed out (click the "Set as default" icon next to it, if it isn't) will ensure that when you print, it will be as good as the printer can do it.Basically, it will then tell the printer to print from color A to color B as good as you can.Setting it to even its maximum of 999 steps can, in some rare cases, actually create very visible banding.I have experienced this myself once in a large format print with a fountain fill that had a dark brown gradient.Not sure how it works in Photoshop but it is possible they use another technique to show a gradient on screen.
I don't know anything about home and student. However we need to know the builds and the color management settings. of both applications. Was smooth selected?
Thanks! I have 256 steps and they are greyed out as default. Also I have the option "smooth the gradient" on. So I think that should be ok. I show you my result:
Here is the same picture in PS:
I think PS uses a thing called "dither". That could be the solution. Is there anything in Corel. I know of dither in Corel because it is in the documentation. But in my Home and Student version I could not find it. Do you have it?
My version of the program is 22.214.171.1240 Photo Paint Home&Student X8 (2016)
I have two pictures of the color management here:
I think sRGB and Adobe RGB should be the same for an 8 bit per Channel RGB in this case. Maybe the option "dither" is important. But I cannot find it in my Version 126.96.36.1990 of Photo Paint Home&Student X8 (2016).
Sorry, I somehow missed that you were talking about PhotoPaint, I got the impression it was Draw. Anyway, what I wrote might be good to know and is as least partly valid also for PhotoPaint.I can not explain the difference other than that Adobe and Corel may use different techniques to display gradients.