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Robert Koh
Distortion when shrinking, then enlarging
on Jul 6, 2013 at 4:28:27 am

This topic had been posted previously before, but i can't find it anymore.

Anyway, whenever I shrink a vector of somewhat complex shape (not just a circle or square, but lets say a logo), then enlarge it again, it totally distorts. I've tried turning off 'snap to pixel grid', and trying it with and without scale strokes/effects (even though i have no strokes/effects) and still no improvement.

any idea what's going on?

I'm using CS6 on a mac.

Thanks


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Jim Johnston
Re: Distortion when shrinking, then enlarging
on Jul 17, 2013 at 10:10:20 am

I think maybe you are working too small.. Although Illustrator is a vector based software, there is a limit to how close you can have two points. So if you reduce a complicated logo to a hundred microns the software will only have so many 'points' to place each vector point, therefore it will reposition them giving your logo a distorted look when you enlarge it again. Have a look at what size the document is, enable your rulers too.
Hope this fixes your problem!

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