I read a tutorial and tried to create a grain effect on a rectangle. I created a rectangle, put a gradient on it and then via the Effects Gallery applied the grain effect, with an
Intensity: 74 and
Contrast: 50, and
Grain mode: Sprinkles.
This resulted in an appearance that DOES NOT resemble the one in the tutorial. The gradient is not grainy, but rather full of pixels, as you can see in the screenshot:
I am desperate. How come the effect doesn't look grainy? Is there something wrong with the settings in my Illustrator? I am a webdesign newbie and would be very happy if anyone could help me out.
For your info, this is the tutorial I am referring to: http://vectips.com/tutorials/create-grainy-textures/