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Pathfinder "Exclude" distorting fill outside of outline

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Aug 06, 2020

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I am attempting to knock out text out of a shape to send for laser cutting. The text has been converted to a shape, but when I use the pathfinder tool, the fill of the main shape gets distorted. When the file is viewed in outline mode, everything looks correct. Am I doing something incorrectly with the pathfinder tool?

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Try if View > Preview on CPU helps.

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Pathfinder "Exclude" distorting fill outside of outline

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I am attempting to knock out text out of a shape to send for laser cutting. The text has been converted to a shape, but when I use the pathfinder tool, the fill of the main shape gets distorted. When the file is viewed in outline mode, everything looks correct. Am I doing something incorrectly with the pathfinder tool?

snip 2.PNGsnip 1.PNG

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Correct answer by Monika Gause | Adobe Community Professional

Try if View > Preview on CPU helps.

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That did correct the problem. Do you happen to know why the GPU preview looks like that?

 

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They are optimized for speed, not for precision.

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