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  1. #1
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    ive got a serious issue with illustrator,if u can pls assist me it would be great so i can solve this problem once and for all!
    no matter on what pc i use illustrator and i do various designs using alot of gradients and i mean alot of gradients,illustrator after a while starts going slower and slower and then the objects cant hardly move and then i get a messegae error from illustrator crashing there smthing about gradients thats make illustrator not be able to function.ei like a max of gradeints in a project?or is there smthing i must do on mu document in or to avoid problem like this in future?
    best reagdrs,ur advice would be very helpful.


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    I don't know of a limit for Illustrator and gradients, though on a computer will low hard drive space, small amount of RAM, and slow CPU, would effect how well Illustrator would run.

    In saying that, I don't think a massive computer with heaps of hard drive space, heaps of ram etc. would give you infinite gradient possibilities.

    I know within Photoshop, there is a limit to the amount of RAM it can use. This is not always a problem because the max amount of RAM on a standard machine is usually heaps for all creations.

    Illustrator is a vector based drawing system, this mean it mathematically creates objects meaning it will redraw all objects to retain best resolution of the image. Using a lot of gradients is inefficient, and puts to much strain on the software.

    Best option would be to switch to a program like Photoshop, this will handle heaps of gradients within the image and not slow down, due to the way it deals with images.

    Hope this helps!

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    Sometmes with Illustrator the tracing feature/filter effects make the files large. This then creates a few delays with Illustrator reading them. I haven't herd of Illustrator crashing because of gradients before. Maybe check out and common errors that may occur?

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