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making sharp pixel perfect curves in illustrator

I'm trying to export a vector graphic to a png with full transparent alpha channel but i noticed that all around the edge of the curves the pixels are blended semi tranparent. I need full opaque cut ...
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How to prepare brochure using 72 dpi raster images for offset print?

I'm new in design & printing profession. Please give your valuable suggestions on preparing a brochure for printing in an off-set printing press. 1) The brochure will contain around 20 pictures ...
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3d effects and gradient fill produces raster images in Illustrator

I have a collection of some arbitrary shapes that I deform with Effect > 3D > Rotate. I want to apply a gradient to some of those shapes. The problem is that Illustrator, trying to preserve the 3d ...
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Why sometimes illustrator rasterize text? [closed]

I explain with this simple experiment below : 1) I create a complex shape with a text 2) I duplicate-it 8 time 3) I select all, I copy-it and I paste-it 4) I press cmd-Y to see the GPU Preview and I ...
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PS CS6: 'Rasterize image' fills selection with color

I am using a pen tool to select an area in the image, which creates a new layer: After shape selection with a pen tool, make selection (pen tool -> right click -> make selection) is used (feather 0 ...
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InDesign: how to export Photoshop created pdf's without losing quality?

I'm trying to create a pdf, the kind where you can zoom as close to the text as you want without it getting blurry. My goal is to upload it to issuu, the online publishing platform. I can create the ...
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Illustrator logo export is pixelated

I need a 290 px by 60 px image as my website logo. I designed the logo in Illustrator in 290 px by 60 px. As it is a vector file, it doesn’t get pixelated, but whenever I export it as a PNG, it gets ...
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How can I use software and printer technology to get the smallest possible resolution for my printouts?

I am making something that is supposed to function like a miniature projection slide. So I want to print some black figures (mostly lines and circular dots) with very small dimensions (0.3 mm and ...
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How to “fix” a text layer in photoshop?

I'm printing some business cards and I'm not sure of what it is asking; when I upload my PDF file it says to outline my text so that it wont move and stay fix. How could a text move during printing?? ...
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Illustrator: exporting to PNG makes edges darker

When I export vectors from Illustrator to transparent PNG and bring that image to Photoshop, the edges become darker especially when vector color is light, like white or light gray. How can I resolve ...
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Issues with PDF image downsampling in export from InDesign or display in Acrobat

I'm having issues rasterizing images for inclusion in PDFs. I currently rasterize in Illustrator, import to InDesign, and downsample from roughly 300 ppi to 150 ppi, or thereabouts. I would prefer to ...
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Cannot save .AI as .EPS: vector becomes rasterized and pixelated

I have been trying to save an .ai vector as an .eps, but no matter what settings I try, the result is a heavily pixelated raster image. How can I get a clean vector EPS instead? What causes ...
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Why rasterizing objects in Illustrator causes them to be pixelated [duplicate]

I am having a sudden problem with my vectors after being rasterized within Illustrator. The rasterized image becomes pixelated. If anyone might have an idea as to what might have happened all of a ...
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What is the purpose of rasterising type?

Why would I ever want to rasterise text? What is the purpose of this operation?
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What's with size-specific fonts?

Google Fonts has a font called Slabo 27px – 27px is part of the font name because the font is made for that specific size. Do you know what’s the point of this? The font seems the same to me at 16, ...
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Does rasterization in Illustrator reduce quality when printing

I am preparing a template for a client from scratch, drawing with shapes in Illustrator. Client wants the finished product in PDF. I noticed that when I saved it in PDF, my vector shapes are STILL ...
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Enlarging a Vector Image

I'm pretty new when it comes to working with Illustrator and Photoshop. Basically I've got a vectorized Illustrator file at 2838 x 893 and I want to scale that as large as I can. In Illutrator ...
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What's the difference between the font rendering in these two pictures?

I’m comparing font display on Ubuntu vs Windows. Here are two screenshots taken from the same code file displayed in Sublime Text. Both are using Consolas, size 10. Ubuntu: Windows: I’ve noticed ...
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Is composite color editing my print media ads in photoshop a frowned upon practice?

Obviously with print media, the norm is to design the ad in vector, CYMK, in a tool such as InDesign, and export straight to PDF or something. But I like to put a vivid "edge" in the coloring of my ...
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What exactly does the rasterize effect do in illustrator?

What exactly does the rasterize effect do in illustrator ... as compared to object>rasterize, which certainly does rasterize the objects, and I completely understand what it does and it's purpose, but ...
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In Illustrator, how should I typically set “Preserve Spot Colors” under “Document Raster Effect Settings”

I am learning Illustrator. Under Document Raster Effect Settings there is a check box which is labeled "Preserve Spot Colors". The fact that is unchecked by default is puzzling to me. Surely I would ...
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Sharp circle in Ilustrator

I am using Illustrator CS2 and I am trying to create a sharp circle. Nothing I do works though. My circles are blurred, mostly noticeable on the top, bottom, left and right edges. Example: I ...