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I am trying to cut out text (I outlined it) from an object using the shape builder tool, but it gets smaller every time. Changes my letter type. Is that something I can avoid or is it just the way it works? 

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Correct answer by Monika Gause | Adobe Community Professional

It's probably a different way of doing antialiasing.

If there's a white object, then that object is smoothed outwards.

If there's no white object, then the black object is smoothed outwards.

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I am trying to cut out text (I outlined it) from an object using the shape builder tool, but it gets smaller every time. Changes my letter type. Is that something I can avoid or is it just the way it works? 

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Correct answer by Monika Gause | Adobe Community Professional

It's probably a different way of doing antialiasing.

If there's a white object, then that object is smoothed outwards.

If there's no white object, then the black object is smoothed outwards.

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Can you share some screenshots of your objects before and after?

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Schermafbeelding 2020-06-24 om 13.02.19.png

  The first TWO is the original, the second one is cut out

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Is this a screenshot from Illustrator? What size are these objects?

Doug_A_Roberts_0-1592997002962.png

Left is live text, middle is outlines, right is a compound path (what Shape Builder creates).

I can see a difference at low zoom levels. But there is no difference in the paths themselves. Put one on top of the other; they align perfectly. I assume this is a visual glitch.

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It's probably a different way of doing antialiasing.

If there's a white object, then that object is smoothed outwards.

If there's no white object, then the black object is smoothed outwards.

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That makes sense, thank you Monika.

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Alright, thanks everyone!

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