Transparent to solid gradinet not working

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Mar 17, 2019 Mar 17, 2019

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When overlaying a solid to transparent gradient, the fade turns muddy and doesn't blend correctly.
Same issue in CMYK or PMS (no difference)
Issue only arises on printing and overprint preview (appears fine on-screen)

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Gradient opacity settings (overprint preview off)

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Community Expert , Mar 18, 2019 Mar 18, 2019

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Issue only arises on printing and overprint preview (appears fine on-screen)

Can you please give us a lot more detail on that?

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Mar 17, 2019 Mar 17, 2019

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The issue only appears once the file is printed or the overprint preview is selected in the view menu.
If you view it in normal (non-overprint preview / standard workspace mode) the gradient appears as it should.

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Try setting the Gradient object to Multiply mode.

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That would make the blue on top darker than the background (not the intended effect)

The background blue is the darkest part of the gradient  blue on top which fades to a 0% opacity of the same blue

This is designed to give the effect that the objects between fade into the background.

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Mar 17, 2019 Mar 17, 2019

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Do the artwork in Illustrator, which has more robust gradient transparency, and place it into InDesign.

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Mar 18, 2019 Mar 18, 2019

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Looks like a spot color gradient on top of a process color background.

Try either a spot gradient on a spot background or a process color gradient on a process color background.

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Mar 18, 2019 Mar 18, 2019

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This happens frequently to files we get from clients. Almost always if we change the two ends of the gradient to the same color and then make one end transparent it eliminates the problem.

When we have black to white and then also process conversion to transparency, it has a hard time doing the math in the middle. Should it be a percentage of white, transparency, etc. If you're using spot colors just make sure you use the same one at both ends, then set the other end to transparency.

Good luck!

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New Here ,
May 14, 2021 May 14, 2021

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Hey, Guys. I have this problem but in a slightly different context. This problem has haunted me forever. I have an object in Illustrator that has a gradation, and I have the same color at both ends; one end is at 100% and the other at 0%. I want it to be able to be put on top of a solid color—say, in InDesign—and show the background color through the transparent end just like a png file would.

If anyone can solve this problem for me, you will make a man very happy.

Thanks.

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May 14, 2021 May 14, 2021

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Save the file as .ai and place that file should work in InDesign.

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Mar 29, 2022 Mar 29, 2022

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Hi Everyone, I have an issue with a gradient effect on an object, hope someone can help me resolve this.

I created a half-circle in white, one end is 100% and the other end is 0% transparent.

But there seems to be an issue with the gradient at the borders of the object, especially around the 0% transparency.

The edges are shown in a weird way, who can help me to fix this? Thanks!

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Mar 29, 2022 Mar 29, 2022

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Juliette,

that looks like a preview problem. Try switching to CPU Preview (Cmd or Ctrl E).

GPU Preview is fast but sometimes inaccurate.

It should not affect print or export, you can switch between GPU/CPU when you don't trust the preview.

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