Save an Adobe Illustrator File as a Picture File

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Welcome to VisiHow. In this video, you're going to learn how to save an Adobe Illustrator file as a picture file so that you can use it.

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Steps

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    The first thing we're going to do is click on "Document Setup"
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    We're going to do this so that we can change the size of the artboard and decrease the amount of white space around our logo. Click on "Document Setup".
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    Click on "Edit Artboards"
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    Now we'll see some anchors around the edges of the artboard.
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    Click and drag inwards to decrease the white space around the logo
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    Once finished, press "Esc" on the keyboard, and we'll see that the artboard is smaller.
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    Next, go to "File" and "Save for Web & Devices..."
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    This will allow us to save the logo for use on the internet or anywhere else.
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    Under "Preset", click on the drop-down menu and choose different types of files
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    We normally choose PNG-24 because it allows the background of the logo to be transparent.
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    Click on "Save", and save the file wherever you'd like
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    We can go to the file location, double-click, and the logo will appear
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    It is transparent in the back.
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    We can also save the logo as a jpeg file
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    Again, go to "File" and "Save for Web & Devices...".
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    Under "Preset", we can choose "JPEG" and the resolution
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    For "JPEG High", we will have a high resolution.
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    Click on "Save", choose a location and click on "Save" again
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    We can find the file, but notice now that the background is not transparent
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    You have just learned how to save your Adobe Illustrator file as a picture file
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    If you have any questions or comments, please leave them in the section below. Thank you for watching VisiHow, and have a great day.
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