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Most likely due to Smart Guides being on. View > Smart Guides (unless it's in a different place for CS5, which is possible).
The issue was being caused by the rounded corners effect applied to the shape being cut. Moral of the story: rounded corners must be done manually if you don't want to alter the shape of the negative space within the shape as well.
As others have noted the JPG format is lossy it will lose information with each save, thus each progressive save makes the image a bit worse. PNG can also be lossy, and it is also "lossless". PNG-8 is an indexed lossy format, rather like GIF. PNG-24 is a lossless but compressed format, which will make very nice images but the file size is much bigger. ...
If you want to have best quality of image save it as .PNG format and also select speed uncompressed but the output file size will be large with very good quality. Or you can also increase the resoultion while creating the document or using canvas image option.
You have to go into prefs to "guides and grids" and set your grid to a 1 pixel grid by setting 1px in the "gridline every 1px". In your document turn on grid by using this key command: "command+" " If you do this you can keep snap to grid on. Also go to view/snap to grid. Like one of the posters said above, make sure fill is selected and not outline. This ...
If you have a stroke on the path take it off. Illustrator by default puts the path in the middle and half the stroke on each side of the path. I've noticed after aligning to a whole X/Y position, modifying the stroke size changes the path location. It also could be View>Snap To Point or View>Snap To Grid, I forgot which was available in CS5. Im on CC. ...
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