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    Hello,

    I created a button in Illustrator (CS2) and was generally happy with the way it looked. I created it larger than I needed since it was easier to work with when large. When I resized the image to the size I needed (smaller), the edges look lousy. Can anyone tell me what I'm missing? I know raster images can have this issue (especially when sizing up), but I didn't think vectors had this issue?

    Please see below.

    Thanks in advance.

    buttons_test.png

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    Hi..First of all..GOOD JOB ON THE BUTTON...
    Ok,FOR YOUR BUTTON,WHEN YOU GO RESIZE IT,TRY TURNING OFF FIRST ITS OUTLINE FOR THE TEXT AND DO HOLD DOWN THE ALT/OPT AND RESIZE IT..

    hope this help....:run:

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    Thanks!

    I turned off the outline for the text and the button, resized using shift + alt/opt, and then reapplied the outlines. It does look better but still not as crisp as I would like.

    Any other ideas?

    Thanks so much for the help!

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    try this..have the object click and lower its stroke...maybe when youre doing it youre stroke is big and when minimizing your object the stroke is still big.so maybe try lower the stroke of it...

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    Yes, I have the scale stroke selection set in preferences. I also decreased the stroke value and it helped some. Frustrating!

    Thanks again.

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    Ok...Thats all I could suggest though..I wasnt sure maybe because of version.Cause I used CS5.and I got that same problem of yours and fixed..

    Why not,do them again in a smaller version first then scale it bigger..illustrator is vector based so just do it in smaller version and zoom it..

    I guess thats the bestway to do..

    cheerss..

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    Yes, I think I will redo it smaller as you say (and hope to upgrade soon!).

    A few interesting links I found:

    http://vibr8bros.com/tutorials/illus...l-fonts-shapes
    A few too many numbers for me!

    http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2011...e-illustrator/

    Thanks again.

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    thanks for the links too man...

    by the way,if you got time,kindly give me feedback on this web preschool layouts that i did...I need some critiques on them...

    http://www.webdesignforums.net/threa...ritique.34831/

    thanks man!

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    well one thing about using strokes is if you ever want to resize it, it becomes a pain. I would re-design it to where its actually a circle which can be resized and the outline can always be to scale with the original piece. Strokes are always enemies to resizing
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    Thanks for the suggestion.


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