I've been having some problems with scaling objects and how they look before and after scaling.
The relation between the points change when I scale things, and this is a bit annoying.
Before I scaled this circle with an arrow, it looked like this:
Then after I scaled it, the lines on the arrow werent in place:
This happens very often when I'm scaling paths in illustrator. Is there something I can do to prevent it? Often I have to scale things up or down and it's kind of painful when I know I'll screw up the path.
Uncheck Align to Pixel Grid on the Transform Panel.
This feature was introduced in Creative Suite 5 in order to allow users to make sharper, crisper graphics for screen presentation (web, mobile) by ensuring strokes always fall on exact pixels and therefore reducing the amount of anti-aliasing applied to straight strokes or edges.
Just a comment on the first image set.
It is strange that the arrow shaft remains unshifted. Apart from that you may consider whether Round Join may go better with the Round Cap than does Miter Join.
By the way, it seems like I have to turn "align to pixel grid" off (in the transform panel) every time I scale something?
Is there a way to turn it off permanently? I prefer jagged paths where the anchors are correct.
Go to the flyout menu at the upper right of the Transform panel and turn off "Align new Objects to Pixel Grid."
Edit: If you choose "Web" in New Document dialog box, "Align New Objects to Pixel Grid" is activated by default, at the bottom of the box. You may choose to turn it off there before OK-ing the creation of the document.
Apologies for stepping on your toes, Scott. It seemed to me Align to Pixel Grid and Align New Objects to Pixel Grid were separate issues, though they do surface together in a search of the help files.