That's caused by anti-aliasing and is a screen issue.
Turn off anti-aliasing in preferences and it should be gone.
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.
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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!
To resolve this issue try the following:
- use the knife tool as you had before
- rather than clicking away from the selection immediately, right click
- choose "compound path", then click away
I've tested, and seems to be an adequate work-around.