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Path becomes distorted when scaling down (CS6)

Mar 2, 2013 2:54 PM

Tags: #illustrator #path #cs6 #scale

I know, I know. This question has been asked a million times already. Unfortunately the Align New Objects to Pixel Grid / Snap to pixel grid tip doesn't work for me. When I scale the image down to tiny proportions, the path becomes horribly, sickeningly distorted. It certainly seems like the pixels are being snapped to some kind of grid, but as you can see in the screenshot, the option is disabled. I tried switching between RGB and CMYK with no luck but I havent messed with the document profile past that. I am not yet ready to spend another few hours recreating the image.

 

Why is this happening?

 

I am using Illstrator CS6. Everything except the "web studio" is a path.

scale-fail2.jpg

 
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    Mar 2, 2013 3:02 PM   in reply to jeffrod

    jeffrod,

     

    There are two Align to Pixel Grid options, the other one for existing objects.

     
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    Mar 3, 2013 1:37 AM   in reply to jeffrod

    You are welcome, Jeff.

     

    Why are there so many different places to modify this option?!

     

    To keep this forum busy.

     

    They are working on a bonus feature (to be included in one of the next (Cloud) upgrades) where it is randomly applied to transform and/or tool operations, still considering important settings for average frequency and a few other variables.

     
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