Does anyone know if there's a way to have Illustrator CC (2014) constrain control points to the pixel grid? I understand that "Align to pixel grid" makes it so that a shape will try to match the pixel grid, but the actual control points don't line up to said grid... The image I've attached illustrates my problem.

While the shape constrains to the pixel grid, the control points don't

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    – Vincent
    Commented Dec 8, 2014 at 15:22
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    Do you have pixel preview on? Use preview bounds on in the prefs? Have you tried simply nudging the artwork to make the anchors snap tot he pixel grid?
    – Scott
    Commented Dec 8, 2014 at 19:02
  • Have you tried getting rid of the decimal points for both X and Y axis in the toolbar? If not give it a try... Same for width and height... Hope this helps :)
    – ZAD
    Commented Dec 9, 2014 at 3:40

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I understand your problem and you were clearly displayed the pixel view is on so don't worry about that and don't get a confuse. Try to change the options Snap to pixel, Snap to Point and Align to Pixel grid.

My answer may help you :)


When the preview does not line up to the actual path there are a couple things which may be occurring.

If Pixel Preview is not on, turn it on View > Pixel Preview.

If things are set to align to the pixel grid. Nudge the object. Just select it and hit the up arrow, then the down arrow.

Turn on View > Snap to Pixel

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