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Path snapping to half pixel

Jan 10, 2014 8:40 AM

Tags: #illustrator #path #creative_cloud #illustrator_snapping

I'm currently designing a transit diagram in Illustrator CC, but I'm having some trouble with snapping. I'm working on a grid with snapping on, with 10px stroke paths. An example of my problem is as follows: I have a 90 degree path laid out and I go to make a 45 degree diagonal off it using the shift key, but the end of that new diagonal ends up on a half pixel. See the picture below:

 

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You'll see the end of the path on the right is at X 630.5 and Y 185.5. I'm working on a 10px grid with 10 subdivisions. How can I make it so it snaps to whole pixels only, this is really infuriating!

 
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    Jan 10, 2014 8:57 AM   in reply to metrication

    It's an RGB file.

     

    Is "Align to pixel grid" turned on?

     
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    Jan 10, 2014 10:23 AM   in reply to metrication

    You need to turn it off for the object and for all new objects as well.

     
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    Jan 10, 2014 10:55 AM   in reply to metrication

    You said you created it using the shift key - now when you take geometry into account, is it even possible that the path is at a whole pixel in this position?

     

    I mean: if you force it onto the whole pixel, will the path  segment still be at 45° angle?

     
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    Jan 11, 2014 4:44 AM   in reply to metrication

    metrication,

     

    What happens if you DoubleClick with the Selection Tool in the (empty) corner where the rulers meet (and adjust artwork as needed)?

     
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    Jan 11, 2014 10:18 AM   in reply to metrication

    metrication,

     

    That was it. DoubeClicking there is a reset to correct misalignment.

     

    So the issue must be something else.

     
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    Jan 12, 2014 9:42 AM   in reply to metrication

    Have you tried moving the endpoints (instead of grabbing the center of the line)? It seems like Illustrator doesn't know how to act when you move an entire line (instead of a single endpoint).

     
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