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Some of my vector shapes are jagged

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Some of my vector shapes are showing up jagged. But only a couple of them. I tried switching in and out of gpu preview and it doesn't help. I also restarted the program and pc several times. Nothing works. Any help would be appreciated.

 

In the screen shot you can see the 'A' in the middle has jagged lines. But the other lines are smooth.

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To my not-very-expert eyes, this looks like a matter of screen resolution, so the solution would be a higher-res screen. On my screen, all your lines look jagged; it's just more obvious on the lines that are close to horizontal or vertical, where there are longer strips of pixels aligned in a row or column before the image steps to the next row or column. As a line approaches a 45° angle, those vertical and horizontal steps become closer in size, until each step is a single pixel, and the line reaches maximum smoothness for your screen.

 

Apologies if this is a clumsy explanation. Rough day.

 

Peter

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Some of my vector shapes are jagged

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Some of my vector shapes are showing up jagged. But only a couple of them. I tried switching in and out of gpu preview and it doesn't help. I also restarted the program and pc several times. Nothing works. Any help would be appreciated.

 

In the screen shot you can see the 'A' in the middle has jagged lines. But the other lines are smooth.

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Correct answer by tromboniator | Adobe Community Professional

To my not-very-expert eyes, this looks like a matter of screen resolution, so the solution would be a higher-res screen. On my screen, all your lines look jagged; it's just more obvious on the lines that are close to horizontal or vertical, where there are longer strips of pixels aligned in a row or column before the image steps to the next row or column. As a line approaches a 45° angle, those vertical and horizontal steps become closer in size, until each step is a single pixel, and the line reaches maximum smoothness for your screen.

 

Apologies if this is a clumsy explanation. Rough day.

 

Peter

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To my not-very-expert eyes, this looks like a matter of screen resolution, so the solution would be a higher-res screen. On my screen, all your lines look jagged; it's just more obvious on the lines that are close to horizontal or vertical, where there are longer strips of pixels aligned in a row or column before the image steps to the next row or column. As a line approaches a 45° angle, those vertical and horizontal steps become closer in size, until each step is a single pixel, and the line reaches maximum smoothness for your screen.

 

Apologies if this is a clumsy explanation. Rough day.

 

Peter

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Just viewed a png version on a higher res screen and it did look better. Hopefully that's all it is.

Thought it was weird because my other documents haven't done this before.

Thanks for the help, Peter.

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You're welcome. I have no explanation for why it would do this sometimes and not others.

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