Basic Illustrator Help

Discussion in 'Design and Graphics' started by miiles, Oct 15, 2008.

  1. miiles macrumors regular

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    Sooo...

    I'm new to Illustrator, and I'm trying to export an image I've made but I don't want it to export the portions I drew outside of the borders from the original image.

    Does this make any sense?

    I'm trying to get it to export just what is inside the box, not what I drew outside of it.

    I've only been able to get it the way I want if I save it as a PDF, open it with Preview, and save it as a .png. I know there has to be a better way to do this.

    The images with shorter tails on the s' are the way I would like to save it, and the images with the long ones are the only way I can.
     

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  2. motoxpress macrumors 6502

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    You can use "Slices" to export a certain portion of an image. The simple way of doing this is to draw a box around the area you want to export and then go to "Object->Slice->Make". Then in the export for web dialog, you can choose just to export selected slices.

    -mx
     
  3. miiles thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks! I'll try it right now.
     
  4. miiles thread starter macrumors regular

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    When I do this it looses the size of the image, am I doing something wrong?
     
  5. motoxpress macrumors 6502

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    Not sure what you mean by "looses the size of the image". Please explain.

    -mx
     
  6. jerryrock macrumors 6502

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    Are you using the crop area tool?
     

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  7. miiles thread starter macrumors regular

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    Moto, thanks for the help.

    What I meant was it made it a smaller image for some reason.

    Jerryrock, that was it, I wasn't.

    Thanks for that, that was my problem.
     
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  9. miiles thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks, I opened Illustrator today for the first time, I think I did a pretty good job for my first little drawing thing.
     

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