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Old Nov 22, 2008, 03:57 PM   #1
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Saving as JPEG from Illustrator leaves white space around image.

When I save any illustration as JPEG, and some of the contents are outside the canvas, there will be white space there.

So far I haven't been able to prevent this. How is this done?

BTW, this is what I was working in. It is the first try I give at making abstract backgrounds. What do you think? Any critique is appreciated.
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Old Nov 23, 2008, 04:04 AM   #2
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Im not sure if you can do this with previous version of illustrator, Im running CS4 and it is my first creative suite, but in the dialog box when you are setting up the file to export it to a jpeg if you check use artboards then the export will only export the artboards, but if you leave this selection unchecked it will export all the art work.

but as I say artboards are a new feature for CS4 so there may be a different way in previous versions.
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Old Nov 23, 2008, 11:11 AM   #3
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Which version of CS are you using?
I'm still using CS2, and I know there Illustrator assumes you want to save everything on the page, regardless of whether it's in the margins or not.
Easiest thing for you to do might be to export and then use Photoshop to trim the white edges.
Or else use a clipping mask to make sure nothing runs off the page.
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Old Nov 23, 2008, 11:33 AM   #4
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Use make crop area under object menu.
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Im not sure if you can do this with previous version of illustrator, Im running CS4 and it is my first creative suite, but in the dialog box when you are setting up the file to export it to a jpeg if you check use artboards then the export will only export the artboards, but if you leave this selection unchecked it will export all the art work.

but as I say artboards are a new feature for CS4 so there may be a different way in previous versions.
The last few versions of Illustrator have this option with save for web.
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Old Nov 23, 2008, 01:06 PM   #6
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I was able to make this by using a Crop Area tool. You need to be careful and select the art-board exactly, but it works.

I have Illustrator CS3.


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Old Nov 23, 2008, 09:11 PM   #7
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I was able to make this by using a Crop Area tool. You need to be careful and select the art-board exactly, but it works.
You can also make a rectangular box with no fill and no stroke and then use Object > Crop Area > Make, as bntz313 said. This way you can adjust the size and positioning of the area without having to be so careful in drawing it with the Crop Tool. Both ways work just fine, just wanted to expand on that method since you get a little more fine control and you don't have to keep trying until you get it just right.
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Old Nov 24, 2008, 09:07 PM   #8
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Are you doing this in Illustrator? If so and you working on a document under the print setting/format than you don't have to draw a box or anything just go to object and then crop area then make.
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Old Nov 25, 2008, 10:10 AM   #9
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jpegs don't support transparency

save as png, bmp, or eps
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Old Nov 27, 2008, 12:13 PM   #10
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Personally, I find it easier to do a selection and copy. Then go into Photoshop and open a new document, paste and save.
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Old Mar 13, 2014, 09:41 PM   #11
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in CS5...

in CS5 go to Object>Artboards>Fit to Artwork Bounds, then save your jpg or tiff =]

It worked nicely for me.

Good luck!
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