I'm trying to make a shape. I have successfully created the shape but when i try to add a stroke it moves my anchor points and the stoke becomes non symmetric around the joining part.

Have any ideas why is that? enter image description here

the image on the left is without the stroke and the right with the stroke added. as you can see the "bridge" its not uniform. i don't understand why.

  • Try to paste a better screenshot. The screenshot of the shape with highlighted anchor points will help too.
    – Ilan
    Aug 14, 2014 at 8:13
  • i added a screenshot Aug 14, 2014 at 8:27
  • is snap to grid switched on?
    – Ilan
    Aug 14, 2014 at 8:36
  • Atleast i can not replicate the problem
    – joojaa
    Aug 14, 2014 at 8:38
  • it is off. i turned on from view>snap and still same result Aug 14, 2014 at 8:38

1 Answer 1


There is a good chance that you have selected "Align to pixel grid" option. You can find it in "Show options" of the Transform panel. In the drop-down menu of the panel there is also an option "Align new objects to pixel grid". Uncheck it.

If you do not want to turn it off, there is a hack for this bug. Apply stroke with 2px wide, select "Align stroke to inside" in the Stroke panel, then change it to 1px.

  • thank you, that was the problem with the "Align new objects to pixel grid" Aug 14, 2014 at 8:54

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