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Hi Kevin,
something weird started happening when I edit strokes of vector shapes in Ai, that has never happened before.
It looks like each time I edit the stroke size, the vector shape slightly offsets itself. the bezigons each shifts randomly. after doing this a few times, the entire shape is distorted.

Do you know if i perhaps activated a weird feature that would do this? I cant seem to fix it.

HI Jaco,

I actually just answered this for another user. Try this - select the object and go to Object>Compound Path and see if it lets you release. If it does do it. There appears to be a bug in AI that compound paths change the alignment of paths.

Next go to your Transform Panel and show the options turn OFF align to pixel grid.



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I am an Adobe Certified Instructor, Adobe Community Professional and Adobe Freelance Professional. I travel nationally speaking on Adobe Creative Suite applications, including Illustrator and design. I can answer questions about Adobe Illustrator version CS1 through the all-new Creative Cloud.


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