December 20, 2010
A tiny tip on Illustrator anti-aliasing
A reader today wrote, “Can anyone tell me if it’s possible to drag a one-pixel-width diagonal line in Illustrator without it forcing anti-aliasing?”
My suggestion: Try choosing Effect->Rasterize, then choosing 72PPI and no anti-aliasing. If you often need this technique, you can create a graphical style & then easily apply the look to multiple paths. You can also get some funky lo-fi pixel-art looks by cranking the PPI setting way down.
Fortunately it’s largely unnecessary to think about this stuff now that Illustrator CS5 has excellent pixel chops (at last).