Join Deke McClelland for an in-depth discussion in this video Increasing the raster resolution of your document, part of Designing Gradient Dot Patterns with Illustrator.
…Now so far we have these very jagged dots and I say…dots in quote fingers because very few of them even remotely resembles circles.…This guy looks like a fellow wearing a top hat who fell over…sideways, and then we got these rounded…rectangles and these we have these squares.…Where as what we want is this final effect…where we have circular dots all the way around.…Well, this is'nt a hard problem to solve. It's just…that it requires the use of an obscure command.…I'm going to go ahead and switch over to my document of progress.…
The problem is the way that we created the document in the first place.…Go the file menu and choose the new command, and you may…recall that we set the profile right at the beginning to basic RGB.…Notice here in this advanced section.…We see that the color mode is RGB, that's not surprising.…But the pixel per inch,…the resolution of the raster effects only, inside of this document, is 72 PPI.…And, that's obviously a problem when working…inside of an Illustration, especially one like this.…
- Using Illustrator's preset gradient dot patterns
- Creating a pattern of custom halftone dots
- Filling editable text with a dot pattern
- Turning circular dots into squares
- Using dynamic rotations to create specialized patterns