I am using brushes with small particles that look as desired when zoomed in, but they collapse in a huge blob of paint when they are zoomed out. I tried "View > Preview on CPU" and that makes it better than "Preview on GPU", but still way too much.

When the image is exported to raster and scaled down in Photoshop the amount of color is the expected one, therefore it's just Illustrator's preview being too low quality.

Is there a way to increase the quality of the preview?

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The preview, whatever it is in terms of quality, is baked into the application and dependent upon the quality of your graphic card and the pixel density of your monitor.

  • That's a bummer. CPU resize should be the same for everybody, though,and that's not accurate also. Thanks anyway!
    – Wes
    Sep 11, 2019 at 17:35
  • @Wes there is a huge error in the way that all major vendors render vector graphics. The GPU renderong engine is actually better (when it works) and a huge step towards rendering vector graphics correctly.
    – joojaa
    Sep 11, 2019 at 17:53
  • But that's still entirely in teh hands of Adobe. There's nothing the user can do other than to tell the app to use the GPU. And.. if the GPU isn't wonderful, well....
    – Scott
    Sep 11, 2019 at 18:18
  • I have a kinda high end GPU... if that's not good, then most of GPUs gotta be not good...
    – Wes
    Sep 11, 2019 at 18:22
  • @Wes Whats kinda high end gpu and what os. Anyway the sample amount is fixed not much you can do abut that. At least the gpu makes for linear blending.
    – joojaa
    Sep 11, 2019 at 18:27

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