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Pixelated Drop Shadow

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Apr 06, 2010

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Hi,

Creating a drop shadow off of regular text, but the drop shadow comes out very "pixelated" and not smooth at all.

The view mode is not in pixel preview or anything.

Took a screenshot of the screen.

Anyone have a clue why it's like this?

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Mario,

Have you tried increasing your Effect>Document Raster Effect Settings?

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Pixelated Drop Shadow

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Apr 06, 2010

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Hi,

Creating a drop shadow off of regular text, but the drop shadow comes out very "pixelated" and not smooth at all.

The view mode is not in pixel preview or anything.

Took a screenshot of the screen.

Anyone have a clue why it's like this?

Regards,

MarioDrop Shadow.jpg

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Correct answer by Jacob Bugge | Most Valuable Participant

Mario,

Have you tried increasing your Effect>Document Raster Effect Settings?

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Mario,

Have you tried increasing your Effect>Document Raster Effect Settings?

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You're a magical man, my friend.

Thank you!

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You are welcome, Mario.

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Thanks a lot, i was struggling to find the right solution, you are indeed a magic wizard

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You are welcome, Natalia.

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Jacob Bugge: Dispensing magic since 2010

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thx jacob bugge

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Thanks Jacob, I was too lazy to search for the first course in learning illustrator, but in the second course I came up again with drop shadow class and I finally searched it overcoming laziness and in the first click I got my answered, thanks again

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Thanks Jacob, still invaluable advice more than 7 years later!  

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Hello Jacob! What do you mean by increasing the Document Raster Effects Settings? the Resolution or the "Add: 36 px Around Object"? Thanks in advance!

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that would be the Resolution.

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Thanks

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You are welcome, Mawibe, jough, alabir, imrann.

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I'm from the year 2020 here. This decade-old post helped me out too 🙂

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The Pixelated Drop Shadow thread lives.

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