My problem is that my stroke layer style appears not to be anti-aliased. When looked at 100%, the stroke edges appear to be choppy and distorted. I realize that a solution to this may lie in precomping, but I do not want to soften my entire composition – only the edges of the layer style – make sense? Please let me know if I need to be more detailed in my description, and thank you so much in advance for your help!
PS – Perhaps I should mention that I am applying the layer style to a solid that is masked into a certain shape.
The Stroke layer style is anti-aliased.
Is it possible that you have a non-square pixel Comp and that the PAR correction button is enabled? When you do that, After Effects uses a draft-like filtering option for Comp previews.
Unfortunately, I’m working entirely with square pixels. Is there any other type of filtering I should be aware of? The stroke looks fine when applied to text, but always looks eaten away when working with masked solids. I perhaps should have mentioned that I am working in CS3.