I haven't used Pathfinder in a while, but have recently and run into problems.
It seems to alter shapes and add stroke value instead of just slicing things apart (using the divide tool).
I've tried expanding strokes, removing strokes etc... but are there any other values I should try to reduce before dividing?
I attached a few samples. The "after" actually alters the smooth shape of an ellipse by angling the points. It also bloats up the weight of the white lines.
Is there a checklist of things I should make sure I have off, like compound paths, expanding strokes, etc?
(in this case, I turned the stroke off)
Nice . . . illustrated . . . example . . . there, databang hehe
My advice - if these shapes are super small, relative to the canvas, blow them way up. Past versions of Illy didn't handle detail well at real small sizes, as if there's a image resolution issue at hand. Turn on Scale Strokes/Effects in the Prefs before you scale up.
Thanks DataBang. That is very similar to what I am experiencing. It's like it's buckling. I did check and play with that, but have my settings relatively low and set them to as low as they could go and still buckles.
Wonderful screencapture. I do feel very similar to the baby.
Thank you Mathias17. I did give that a shot as well, but no change. The original image was about 5" x 5".
It's nice to know it's not supposed to work that way, so maybe I just have some residual metadata from playing with a certain shape for too long...
maybe I just have some residual metadata from playing with a certain shape for too long...
How many Anchor Points do the troublesome paths contain?
As you know, the fewer the better and smoother, and safer.