How to make a single-pixel path in Illustrator actually display as such?
November 17, 2005 11:53 AM Subscribe
I'm pretty new to Illustrator and trying to make screen icons (have used Photoshop so far). I can not get Illustrator to draw a line with a width of 1 pixel.
posted by uncle harold to media & arts (15 answers total)
As I understand it, I should be able to have a real-time pixel preview as I draw. Yet, lines that are set to 1px are always displayed as 2 or 3 pixels wide, with a fainter color than they should be. It is impossible to make any layouts for the web that way.
I have checked that I am in pixel preview mode, set all units to pixels, checked that my lines are exactly horizontal or vertical, and on whole pixel coordinates. I am viewing at 100% zoom. I also did not find anything in the manual, the preferences, or on Google. I'm using CS2 on windows.
Is there a way to do this, or did Adobe just lie in their product description (or am I stupid)?