In contrary to the common belief that many have of the need to work only on 16-bit files to prevent a decrease in quality, in particular on the images that contain significant areas of gradients in the backgrounds. Or others teaching how to fix this issue by introducing digital noise and more artefacts to the images to hide the problem with the hope that the banding disappears.
I bring you that solution once and for all.
So pay close attention:
You see? Back when I didn’t know this technique, I was also frustrated by having to work on huge files with hundreds of layer on my complex composites hoping that Photoshop would behave good, won’t crash and praying that it handles my 16gb – 20gb and even bigger PSB files. And still, it was taking me several minutes to open and save these files.
I had the fortune to work and be trained by one of the best retouching and post-production studios in the world based in London.
These guys have used to, and I believe still have an RND program, and we used to expend several hours at a time working on complex issues on how to improve our workflow and come out with really cool techniques that enhance our performances and retouching techniques, and that’s why not many people know about it as everything was kept in house.
Back in 2012, I got
introduced to this technique that I’m about to show you.
Yes, you can still work on 8bit files and speed up your workflow while no having to worry about banding.
Let me I show you how in the next video