Security seal Illustrator tutorial

*** Image originally posted in my previous blog: The Singing Tree ***

Follow the link for the tutorial:

Written by Alberto Kaiser Sosa, it’s clearly explained with lots and lots of screen grabs on the way.

The only problem I had with creating my version was that I couldn’t reduce the line weight of vertical or horizontal lines below 1 pt.

Apparently, if you have ‘align to pixel grid’ switched on, fractional strokes (as in half and quarter points) cannot be aligned to a pixel grid so the application will automatically round the line weight up to the smallest value that it CAN align: 1 pt.

Turn off the ‘align to pixel grid ‘ – there’s a check box on the bottom of the New Document dialogue – uncheck it and it’s sorted.