What format do you guys save these kinds of images in? Like a logo that’s going to go on a website…
OK first off illustrators default format is *.ai – as you probably know. You can save it as a PDF and keep its wonderful vectorness too.
If you want to save it as a jpg, gif or png for web use the "Save for web" option, then everything will be ok.
What I would normally do is save for web, then optimise in Fireworks as I find it a better program to get the most out of your file size, compared to PS and Il.
Sorry I wasn’t more clear before. Here’s the quick logo I was playing around with. [img]http://img249.imageshack.us/img249/8551/screenshotpih.png[/img]
Top is the .ai, bottom is the .png
Yeah, I wish there was a way to make it look like it does in Illustrator, but in a format a logo on a website can be, even if the file size is bigger. What format would give me the closest quality to the Illustrator file? It’s mainly going to be for web.
I think the problem was that I made the .ai file with 300 resolution :o But now I’m kind of screwed because when I open it with PS it’s like 1700px long, and if I try to scale it down it starts to get distorted. Is there a way to change the resolution of the .ai file in Illustrator, or should I just start a new one.
When you cross over from vector to raster (in this case web) the way you save it can make a difference and you can see the fruit of it. And you saw that you can just cut/paste it into Photoshop and it saved fine because PS is a raster based graphics program with only a few vector capabilities.
That’s mainly the reason why if you are only dealing with the web, building it in PS when you are kind of new to all this software will make things much smoother
Yeah, I agree. It always matter in the way you are saving it.
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