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Illustrator in 60 Seconds: The Snap to Pixel Option

This post is part of a series called 60 Second Video Tutorials.
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How to Use Snap to Pixel in Adobe Illustrator

Welcome to our Illustrator in 60 Seconds series, in which you can learn an Illustrator skill, feature, or technique in just a minute!

Illustrator in 60 Seconds: Snap to Pixel

Ever wondered why sometimes you're shapes don't look as crisp as they should?

Well, if that's the case, you should definitely check out this video that talks about the Snap to Pixel option, which will help you understand how to use this Illustrator feature to create pixel-perfect artwork.

How to Use the Snap to Pixel Option in Adobe Illustrator

The Snap to Pixel option only becomes available when you turn on the Pixel Preview Mode, which allows you to see the actual underlying pixel grid.

Enabling Pixel Preview for Snap to Pixel

Go to the View menu, and see that the snapping option has changed from Grid to Pixel, which means that we can now enable it.

Accessing Snap to Pixel in Adobe Illustrator

Instruct each shape to adhere to the pixel grid by making sure they occupy four pixels. You can create shapes and they will always magically snap to the nearest pixel, giving you full control over your process.

Using the Snap to Pixel Option in Adobe Illustrator

Want to see this in action? Check out the video above to see this lesson at work!

A Bit More Detail

Want to learn more about Adobe Illustrator's vast tools and settings? Check out these tutorials below:

60 Seconds?!

This is part of a series of quick video tutorials on Envato Tuts+ in which we introduce a range of subjects, all in 60 seconds—just enough to whet your appetite. Let us know in the comments what you thought of this video and what else you'd like to see explained in 60 seconds!

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