When I use the knife tool on an shapeit leaves a gap where I slice. First I thought it was just an illusion in the program but it stays even after I've exported the image (both by "save as" in illustrator and "export" in inDesign). I've been careful not to move the shapeafter I used the tool so I don't think that should be a reason.
I've tried on different types of shapes like normal circles and more complex shapes. I've also attempted to start a new file from scratch but with the same result What could the reason be? Is there a setting I should be aware of?
This is what I see in Illustrator:
And this is what the image looks like when saved as pdf (in illustrator):
It also looks the same if I place it in inDesign and then export to pdf.
EDIT: I don't know if it is important but the size of the shape is about an A4 or there about.
Thank you for your reply, I still have a slight problem though,
Turning off anti-aliasing in illustrator did take away the gap when viewing the artwork in illustrator, but as soon as I export it through inDesign or use "save as" to make a pdf the gap is back. Is there an option to turn off anti-aliasing when exporting a document?
This is what I see when zooming in max (6400%) in acrobat reader:
When u say it's a screen issue do u mean that the gap won't show when printed? The problem is that I'm doing artwork that will be shown digital as well. Is there a way to get rid of this?
Thanks again for taking your time.
No worries should go away for all formats, with a slight exception .pdf. Do a test save for web to confirm.
For PDF you need to uncheck Smooth Line Art in Acrobat >> Page Display >> Preferences.
Unfortuantely you cannot chaneg this preference for the person viewing your document. If that is a concern, in illustrator object >> rasterize. You will lose vector, but in most cases would be worth rasterizing.
Ok so if I need it in a pdf, rasterize it is ,
If I would make the same art as a pdf for print at a later time should I rasterize as well or will it work fine as a vector image?
Thank you both for your answers!