I've attached a screen capture showing an unwanted outer glow problem. The glow effect is not smooth and this is only happening to the curved letters, straight letters seem fine. This is for a wall mural so the text is 12 inches tall. The problem changes as I change the size of the text and seems to go away when the text is about half this size. I've tried converting to outlines but the problem remains. I'd appreciate any suggestions on how to solve this. I'm using the latest version of illustrator on a brand new M1 laptop running macOS monterey. Thank you
Did you actually export, or save as pdf and view the result?
How are you previewing your file, CPU or GPU?
Thanks for the reply. Yes, the problem continues in the pdf.
I don't know how to tell if it is CPU or GPU. Do I find that in apple's system preferences or in adobe illustrator preferences?
Second item under view (in Illy).
Probably won't help, but have you tried changing the fill rule - Attributes panel, see image below.
Thanks again. These made no difference. Attributes had no effect and GPU/CPU looked identical. I do believe I've found a workaround. I reduced the text 50% to where the problem did not exist. I converted to outline AND used expand appearence. Then enlarged 200% and it was find. It did not work without also using expand appearence. But at least I now have a file I can send to the printer. Thank you.
This tends to happen with very large objects.
Can you try if if helps, when you don't use outerglow, but maybe create another fill for your object in the Appearance panel and then use Gaussian blur on it?