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Fractured gradient on curved strokes and shapes

Community Beginner ,
Nov 05, 2021 Nov 05, 2021

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I cannot seem to figure out how to smooth out gradients along curves. Sometimes when I adjust a curve, that will fix it, but what do I do when I do not have any wiggle room to change the path? 

 

The picture I attached is a circle stroke around a logo. I have used the gradient on both the large stroke and also coverting the stroke to a shape.

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Adobe Community Professional , Nov 05, 2021 Nov 05, 2021
Dawn, What happens if you hold Ctrl/Cmd and press E (to toggle between GPU and CPU)?

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Adobe Community Professional , Nov 06, 2021 Nov 06, 2021
You are welcome, Dawn. This is what GPU is about: https://helpx.adobe.com/illustrator/kb/gpu-performance-preview-improvements.html GPU is faster, sometimes too fast, so it gets ahead of itself. Graphics cards are included in the system requirements: https://helpx.adobe.com/illustrator/system-requirements.html https://helpx.adobe.com/illustrator/system-requirements/earlier-versions.html https://helpx.adobe.com/illustrator/system-requirements-old-versions.html Apart from an inadequate card,...

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I am using upgraded Illustrator 2022 (altho this was happening w 2021) 

My iMac is running MacOS Monterey 12.0.1 (also was happening with previous version)

 

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Dawn,

 

What happens if you hold Ctrl/Cmd and press E (to toggle between GPU and CPU)?

 

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Command + E worked! 

I don't understand btw GPU & CPU, but thanks!

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Command + E worked! 

I don't understand the diff btw GPU & CPU, but Thank you!

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You are welcome, Dawn.

 

This is what GPU is about:
https://helpx.adobe.com/illustrator/kb/gpu-performance-preview-improvements.html

 

GPU is faster, sometimes too fast, so it gets ahead of itself.

 

Graphics cards are included in the system requirements:
https://helpx.adobe.com/illustrator/system-requirements.html
https://helpx.adobe.com/illustrator/system-requirements/earlier-versions.html
https://helpx.adobe.com/illustrator/system-requirements-old-versions.html


Apart from an inadequate card, the issue can be caused by lack of driver updating, lack of proper recognition of the card by the computer, and whatnot (including rifts in the space time, moon, weather, and the fact that Illy (job description Adobe Illustrator, and she is always eager to help) sometimes moves in mysterious ways).

 

Here are a few more pages about GPU troubleshooting:
https://helpx.adobe.com/illustrator/kb/gpu-performance-errors-troubleshooting-workarounds.html
https://helpx.adobe.com/illustrator/kb/illustrator-gpu-performance-driver-update.html

 

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