Chapter 13. Using Your Illustrator Images

In This Chapter

  • Saving Illustrator files

  • Exporting files for use in other applications

  • Preparing art for the Web

  • Exporting to Flash

  • Flattening your transparency

  • Printing in Illustrator

So you have beautiful artwork but aren't sure how to remove it from your screen. You could have a party and invite all interested clients to stand around your monitor and admire it or share or sell your artwork by posting it on the Internet or printing it.

In this chapter, we show you how to use your illustrations in a variety of workflows, from using Illustrator files in page layout programs to exporting files for Photoshop (and other programs) and the Web. This chapter can help you use your artwork effectively and understand the saving and flattening choices available in Adobe Illustrator.

Saving and Exporting Illustrator Files

In this section, we show you how general choices differ in the Save As dialog box (choose File

Saving and Exporting Illustrator Files

When you choose File

Saving and Exporting Illustrator Files


If you need a file format not listed in the regular Save As dialog box, choose File

Saving and Exporting Illustrator Files

Table 13-1. Available File Formats

File Format


AutoCAD Drawing


AutoCAD Interchange File




Enhanced Metafile






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