Pen tool in Illustrator
Posted on 2005-03-27
There is no Illustrator topic that I can see, but I thought that Photoshop users would most likely have Illustrator experience. Sorry if I am braking any rules.
I am creating shapes with Illustrator's pen tool. They sort of resemble rectangles but not symetric. I am not using strokes, only fills. The problem lies in the fact that the pen tool creates jagged images, the edges on all sides are not coming out crisp and clean like vector art work should.
I wondered if I am supposed to set the fidelity and smoothness tolerance in the brush and pencil settings and that this will set the standards for the pen tool. If so, what are the best settings for geometric shapes that need clean crisp edges? Maybe they are not even related and a simple modifying key stroke will do. I do not want 45 degree angles and as far as I can tell , this is the only key modifier that gives me crisp edges.
Any help would be appreciated.