Pixel Output in Illustrator
Working in vectors is great because it’s scalable and you don’t have to worry about resolution. Except for when you do. Increasingly, Illustrator is used for graphics that end up on the web, which is why pixel precision is important. Below are just some of the features that I think are useful for creating resolution dependent graphics in Illustrator.
- Character Panel: When working with text, you can specify how the text antialiases.
- Transform Panel: Align to Pixel Grid Option. Now on the panel proper for CS6. Also, the fly out menu has “Align New Objects to Pixel Grid” Option.
- View > Pixel Preview to see a 1:1 representation in pixelated glory.
- Symbol Options: Symbols can be set to align to Pixel Grid as well. 9-Slice Scaling can also come in handy.