Save an Adobe Illustrator File as a Picture File

Edited by vanessa, Melissa Rae, Jen M

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.


Steps

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    The first thing we're going to do is click on "Document Setup". 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". 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. 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...". 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. 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. It is transparent in the back.
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    We can also save the logo as a jpeg file. Again, go to "File" and "Save for Web & Devices...".
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    Under "Preset", we can choose "JPEG" and the resolution. 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. 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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