Photoshop: Allow transparency of gradients to be dithered

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Most (all?) of the various forms of gradients in Photoshop can be dithered on their colour channels. I don’t believe there’s a way to dither on the alpha channel.

My example below uses shape layers, which is where I’d like to see the improvement, but I’d like to see the feature added across all gradient types.

There’s three gradients shown above. The top two are from solid colour to solid colour. The bottom gradient’s first stop is white, but with 0% opacity, so it shows the background.

Posterizing the document shows that the top two gradients are dithered, but the bottom one isn’t, even though dithering is on for that shape layer’s gradient.

It would be great if the dither check box also controlled dithering on the alpha channel.
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This is implemented in Photoshop CC 2014, just enable dithering for the gradient.