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I rasterized a logo (plus made other changes I can't quite remember), a few days ago and ever since then my logo is jagged and distorted.

Even though I didn't save whatever effect I applied, all my artwork now doesn't look as it should.

Here's how it looks now and here's how it looked then.

I've deleted the AIPrefs file, the whole CS5 settings folder and it's not anti aliasing or pixel preview.

Is there another way to completely restore it to factory defaults? Whatever change I made the other day seems to be affecting everything since.

Any ideas appreciated

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Have you looked at the preview quality settings? I'm not at my computer but I know you can choose between low, medium and high quality preview or something like that; mostly for the sake of hardware performance. Also I'm not entirely certain whether it's available in all versions or just the newer ones. –  Dom Nov 10 '13 at 11:42
To be clear... "I rasterized a logo" is the file raster or not. I realize you said you did not save any effects, but did you save it as a rasterized version? –  Scott Nov 10 '13 at 23:04

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I think you might have inadvertently changed your View Mode to "Pixel Preview."

Look under the View pulldown menu to see whether or not "Pixel Preview" is enabled.

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Thanks for the comment, yeah I checked that too, sorry I forgot to mention. I'll update the question. –  Sue Nov 10 '13 at 22:00

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