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Problem with Stroke thickness

New Here ,
Sep 04, 2018 Sep 04, 2018

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So I've been using Illustrator for about a month now (still new to it, obviously), and in the beginning I was having no problems with any of the tools. However, just recently whenever I go to use the any tool that has a stroke on it, the stroke is too thick. Even at 1 pt the stroke is huge, and not the size of what it was when I had first downloaded Illustrator. I'm not sure how to fix this problem, as it also occurs when using the pen tool.

If it makes a difference, I am using Illustrator CC. I have also uninstalled and reinstalled, and I have reset the preferences, neither one helped the situation. If anyone has experienced this and knows how to fix it, please help.

Thanks!

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Sep 04, 2018 Sep 04, 2018

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Maybe your new Artboard setting is  really small?

Try

File > New > New Document

and set size to say A4

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New Here ,
Sep 04, 2018 Sep 04, 2018

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I did find that on a larger document size the Stroke wasn't a problem anymore, but for this particular project I'm working on the document has to be 8.5x11.

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Sep 04, 2018 Sep 04, 2018

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8.5x11 what? pixels? kilometres?

At which percent of zoom are you viewing the file?

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Sep 06, 2018 Sep 06, 2018

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8.5x11 pixels, I am viewing the file at 2400%.

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Sep 06, 2018 Sep 06, 2018

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first, naturally if you have a tiny document, a one point stroke will be proportionally much larger than in a larger document.

second, 8.5 pixels? I'm having trouble thinking of a circumstance where you'd need half a pixel.

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Sep 06, 2018 Sep 06, 2018

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paitynm87739275  wrote

8.5x11 pixels, I am viewing the file at 2400%.

Theres your answer... at 8.5 X 11 INCHES things will look a bit more normal

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Sep 04, 2018 Sep 04, 2018

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as Ray said. It is because the size of your document is too small so ant size will be large. so check your file size.

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New Here ,
Mar 02, 2023 Mar 02, 2023

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Hi, I am having this same issue but changing the paper size didn't work. Is there another solution?

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Mar 02, 2023 Mar 02, 2023

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Hi, I am having this same issue but changing the paper size didn't work. Is there another solution?


By @Shelbyr25

 

So if your strokes are too thick, just make them thinner?

 

Please describe step by step what's happening and what exactly is wrong about it.

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Mar 02, 2023 Mar 02, 2023

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generally my stroke at 1 pt would be a normal size but right now, at 1 pt its extremely big, taking up the entire page basically. Im not sure what changed, I have the paper at 11 x 17 inches.

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Mar 02, 2023 Mar 02, 2023

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Please show your entire screen with the line selected and the stroke panel visible.

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