I am creating logos or illustrations which display as pixelated lines. I am using the pen tool, any settings i should change or any tool i should add?

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    I can not see any lines that are distorted. But yes you prbably need to disable snap to pixel. Nothing good comes out of enabling that feature.
    – joojaa
    Feb 16, 2017 at 11:36
  • You might want to turn off Pixel Preview in the View menu. Especially if the artwork is designed for print reproduction. Unfortunately if the artwork is to be displayed digitally, there is no way to remove indicators of pixels since everything requires pixels to display.
    – Scott
    Feb 16, 2017 at 16:25

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I assume you're talking about the pixelation...

You have pixel preview enabled, which shows your work as it would look rasterized at 72 PPI. Disable it from the View menu (View → Pixel Preview) or cmd+alt+Y.

As for JPG; that is a raster format (i.e. made of pixels) so you will obviously see the same. To keep your lines infiinitely crisp, you need to save to a vector format.

See What are the differences between vector graphics and raster graphics?

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    Also... you should back up your computer
    – Cai
    Feb 16, 2017 at 12:07

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