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gradient creates a sloped histogram...why?

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Old 08-10-2010, 11:44 PM
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gradient creates a sloped histogram...why?

http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/i...7/gradient.png

When I create a gradient in PS, why are the ends of the histogram sloped upwards? Shouldn't it be an even distribution on tones and the histogram should be a black rectangle basically? Is it something to do with compensating for our visual perception?

Take a look at the screen shot link above.
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Re: gradient creates a sloped histogram...why?

Set the Smoothness to 0%

Gradients with those cup-shaped histograms actually look more correct.
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Re: gradient creates a sloped histogram...why?

Thanks Doug!
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