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Stroke is jagged in Illustrator 2020(v24.2.3)

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Aug 20, 2020

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test_1200x1200-01.jpgNo matter what size I make the stroke, it looks jagged on screen as well as when exported as a jpg and pdf. The stroke is .5pt and is still jagged if I go to 1pt. 

 

I am using Illustrator 24.2.3. 

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They look good to me at 100%.

100% view is the only way to judge the quality of an image.

There are limitations to what a pixel device can display, especially when small lines are drawn on a small angle.

There should be no difference between lines drawn with the Pen tool and drawn with the Line tool.

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Stroke is jagged in Illustrator 2020(v24.2.3)

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test_1200x1200-01.jpgNo matter what size I make the stroke, it looks jagged on screen as well as when exported as a jpg and pdf. The stroke is .5pt and is still jagged if I go to 1pt. 

 

I am using Illustrator 24.2.3. 

Any suggestions?

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Correct answer by Ton Frederiks | Adobe Community Professional

They look good to me at 100%.

100% view is the only way to judge the quality of an image.

There are limitations to what a pixel device can display, especially when small lines are drawn on a small angle.

There should be no difference between lines drawn with the Pen tool and drawn with the Line tool.

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Hi you applied stroke to lines ?

Ali Sajjad

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Yes. Is that why? This is the first time I ever used lines. I usually use the pen tool...

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yes try with pen tool and check....regards

Ali Sajjad

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Hi there,

 

Sorry to hear about your experience. In addition to Ali's suggestion, please try toggling the CPU/GPU Preview under View menu and see if it makes any change.

 

Regards,

Ashutosh

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They look good to me at 100%.

100% view is the only way to judge the quality of an image.

There are limitations to what a pixel device can display, especially when small lines are drawn on a small angle.

There should be no difference between lines drawn with the Pen tool and drawn with the Line tool.

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One thing you may try; choose Art Optimized as Anti Aliasing option when exporting images. The default is Type Optimized and is not very good for vector artwork.

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Thanks for this tip. Honestly, I always overlooked this and will certainly be adding it to my toolbox for future use.

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Thank you for your help. You confirmed my thoughts about the lines being so thin but I was able to confidently tell my client that with your help. The "drawing" is what it is and the client understood that. 

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Good to hear that helped.

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