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RESOLVED: I had problems with the rendering, switching to CPU rendering fixed the display.


I can't figure out what's wrong here.

I turned a font into outlines so I can adjust the shape a little more. My problem is that the color-fill of the shape is not filling the shape fully (the fill even extends a little over the edge at some places). This is happening throughout the whole shape. I have this problem even if I draw something new with the pen tool (in the same file).

You can only notice it if you zoom in.

Any ideas on what's happening?

I added a picture of how it looks like:

Image of shape that's only partially filled

  • How did you vectorize it? Did you auto trace a bitmap, did you turn an existing letter into outlines, was it hand drawn using the Pen Tool, or some other tool? Unfortunately I can't replicate the problem. Please edit your question and provide more details. Thanks. – Billy Kerr Aug 24 at 11:47
  • Turn to cpu rendering. Looks like a GPU render glitch – joojaa Aug 24 at 12:18
  • Sorry, I now added that bit of info to my question. I turned the letters into outlines. But I seem to have the same problem even if I redraw something from scratch with the pen tool. I do not have this issue if I open a new file and draw there. The problem re-appears as soon as I copy my shape (font turned into outlines) into the (new) file. Thanks for your help! – Judith Anderson Aug 24 at 12:19
  • I agree with @joojaa - this could be a GPU rendering glitch. Try clicking View > Preview on CPU. If that fixes it, then you almost certainly have a graphics card glitch. You could try updating your graphics card drivers to fix it. Failing that, contact Adobe customer support directly. – Billy Kerr Aug 24 at 12:33
  • It's really the rendering. Thank you @joojaa & Billy Kerr! I'll have a look at my drivers too. Thanks a lot :) – Judith Anderson Aug 24 at 12:44
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Looks like a problem with your GPU rendering option switch to CPU rendering (View → Preview on CPU)

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