… for Apple Motion
Tip #093: Create Better Gradients
Motion creates very poor gradients.
The left image is a continuous gradient created by Motion. The right image is a gradient created in Photoshop. Clearly, the Photoshop gradient is MUCH smoother.
If you need smooth gradients, for example, for blend modes, you are far better off creating them in Photoshop, saving them as a PNG or TIFF, and importing them into Motion.
Most of the time I use TIFFs, but PNGs should work equally well.