Photoshop: How do I avoid gradent banding?

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Hi,

Please tell me how can i avoid gradent banding in photoshop?
i tried some trick like adding noise ,blur etc, but its not working properly.
can u plz help me how to make smooth gradent without appearing banding in low resolution.

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Melvin.
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Blurring might be useless.
First off I would recommend working in 16bit, then setting Gradient Layers to Dither and if necessary do Add Noise (possibly only in Channels that are not blank) or us a noise Pattern as Pattern Overlay set to Blend Mode Linear Light and reduced in Opacity accordingly.

How do you create the Gradients and are heavy Adjustments heaped upon them?
Could you please post a screenshot with the Layers Panel visible and/or part of the image in full res?

Edit: To illustrate the difference of working in 8bit and 16bit:
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In addition to less quantization in 16 bit, the conversion to 8 bit also added a small amount of noise.
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Hi,

Thanks for the reply,
I'm not using any heavy adjustment on the gradient. It's a simple gradient which I've used.

Here is a screen shot of gradient bands which i geting.

is there any other way to avoid bands?
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Turn on dithering, or add a small amount of noise.