Adobe Illustrator is a vector-based graphics editor that lets you create pictures, logos, icons, and more. Sometimes we need a pdf file of our design because we may want to show our design to anyone else, and they don’t have Adobe Illustrator. Sometimes it also happens that the receiver wants to see the file on a Mobile phone and it is not possible to see the file through small devices. That is why we want to convert an Illustrator file into a pdf so that anyone with any device can easily see it.
Save an Illustrator File as a PDF – Video Tutorial
You can watch below video tutorial to learn how to save an illustrator file as a pdf. You can send a pdf file of the design to any one easily.
What is pdf?
PDF(Portable Document Format) can be seen on every device. It doesn’t change the style, formatting, or design of a document. There are multiple software that allows user to convert their design or documents to pdf, and send them to other users.
Adobe PDF files are small and comprehensive, and they can be shared, viewed, and printed by anyone. There are multiple software’s that allows its user to view Adobe PDF files. Converting your Adobe Illustrator file to pdf can also reduce file size to a minimum.
Saving an Illustrator file as a PDF
Following is the step-by-step procedure to save an Adobe Illustrator file as a pdf:
Go to “File menu”, from the drop-down list choose “Save as”.
You can also use the keyboard shortcut. Press “Shift+Ctrl+S”.
After that “Save As” dialogue box will appear.
You can select the destination where you want to save the file.
Add a name to your file in the File name box. (You can add any name).
After that click on the “Save as type” option, from the drop-down list, select Adobe PDF (*.PDF).
Click on the “Save” button.
After clicking on the “Save” button, the “Save Adobe PDF” dialogue box will appear.
From “Adobe PDF Preset”, select any option that you want to set for your document. You can also choose “High” or “Small” sizes.
You can also choose from “Standard” and “Compatibility”.
Click on “Save” which is in the bottom right corner.
How to Save PDF in Illustrator for Print
To save pdf in Adobe Illustrator for printing your design or any file, simply follow these steps given below:
From “Adobe PDF Preset” choose “[Press Quality]” and then click on “Save PDF”.
How to Save Illustrator File as JPEG
If you want to save your Adobe Illustrator file as a jpeg you should follow the given steps:
Go to the File menu, a list will appear with different options, click on Export, and then select Export As.
From the new window that will appear to Export our file in any format, select your desired location where you want to save your file.
Type your file name.
Then click on Save as type options bar given under the name area.
From the drop-down list, select JPEG (*.JPG), and then click on “Export”.
A “JPEG Options” panel will appear.
Click on “OK”, your file will be saved as JPEG.
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How to Create PDF in Illustrator with Multiple Pages
If you want to create pdf in adobe Illustrator with multiple pages, simply click on “All” and then click “Save”, all pages will be created as pdf.
You can also select from the “Range” option to choose multiple pages that you want to create a pdf, simply give the number of pages and click on “Save”.
How to Save Illustrator File as PNG
From the “File” menu, click on Export and then select Export As.
From the new window, select the location where you want to save your file.
Add a name to your file and then click on “Save as”.
From the drop-down list, select PNG (*.PNG), and then click on “Export”.
A “PNG Options” panel will appear, click on “OK”, your file will be saved as PNG.