Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Exporting JPEGs from Illustrator

Below is the quickest, easiest way to save Illustrator CS3 artwork to JPEG format. This method will allow you to export just the selected artwork, or the entire file. It makes no difference if the artwork is on or off the Artboard.

1. Select the artwork you want to export.

2. Double-click on the Crop Area tool (or press Shift-O [the letter O, not zero] and then return)

3. Choose Fit Crop Area to selected art for the Preset

4. Click the OK button. You may need to manually adjust the crop boundary if your image contains a mask.

5. Choose File > Export

6. In the Export dialog box, choose JPEG for the Format. Give the file a name and a location to save it to.

7. Click the Export button.

8. Fill in the JPEG Options dialog as desired, and click the OK button.

To remove the crop boundary, select the Crop Area tool, and then hit the Delete key.

8 comments:

Austin Langan said...

thankyou whoever you are.. i really was helped by that tip.. thnx a million..

Adam said...

Thanks a lot for your tip. Now I know how to make perfectly cropped & flattened artworks exported as tiff files for Chinese printers! haha...

Awesome.

Rush said...

Thank you very much man ! You never know how long I've been looking for this feature. THANK YOUUUUUU !

Anonymous said...

This is one hella-of-a-option...
So mucha relief...

Thanks guys.... thanks a ton

Anonymous said...

Thank you very much!! Peace and health!!

Anonymous said...

Very useful tip! Couldn't find this on the Illustrator Help Files. Thanks!

R@j!v said...

While i am saving it showing "Insufficient memory was available to complete the operation".

Kim Rippere said...

Finally...the easy way! I have been searching for this answer for years....THANK YOU!