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Save as PDF2:30 with Ashley Burke
Save your artboards as a PDF to share with your client.
[MUSIC] 0:00 In this video we will save out our illustrator file as a PDF. 0:04 This is a great way to deliver your designs to your clients. 0:09 PDF's work on almost any computer and generally have a much smaller file size. 0:12 And for our purposes, I have deleted the guide layer already. 0:18 You can see here in my layers panel. 0:22 Just to make sure that none of that is going to appear 0:24 in this final PDF I'm creating. 0:27 To save as a PDF, we'll go to File, 0:30 Save As, I'll be saving it as my Finished Mock Up. 0:34 On my desktop. 0:39 For the format, we have some different choices. 0:41 You wanna choose Adobe PDF. 0:45 And we have a choice to do all or a range, so 0:48 we could just do our mobile or desktop art board if we wanted. 0:52 But in this case we do wanna do both, so I'm gonna hit all. 0:55 And then I'll hit save. 0:58 And this brings up our Save Adobe PDF dialog box and 1:00 within this, you can see that we do have other options. 1:05 For our purposes, I'm going to do something 1:08 to really reduce our file size, but it doesn't take a lot of extra work. 1:12 So, here at the top, under Options, and I'm going to just stick with this 1:16 illustrator default for my Adobe PDF preset. 1:21 And then here in our options dialogue box let's uncheck 1:25 Preserve Illustrator Editing Capabilities. 1:29 Basically with this check it leaves all of your layers in illustrator so 1:33 that you can still edit it, much like you would a regular Adobe Illustrator file. 1:38 So by unchecking this, it flattens it all for you, and that's pretty much it. 1:42 It's pretty simple. 1:47 So save PDF, and it's like, are you sure that you want to lose that? 1:47 I'm like, yep. 1:53 So let's go check it out. 1:55 I'm gonna hop over to my Finder, and here it is. 1:56 It's 4 MB, and open it up. 2:01 It's two pages. 2:03 You can see we have really nice quality, which is awesome. 2:04 And as I scroll down the first page is my mobile and the second page is my web. 2:09 I'll zoom out a little bit. 2:15 So you guys can see. 2:16 So it's great. 2:17 And now I could just send this over to my client by email, 2:22 or Dropbox, and it's really simple for them to get to. 2:25
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