Saving Illustrator logo for common to use formats
I've got pretty simple problem. I've created logo in 3 variations on 3 A4 format artboards. I want to crop them, to get rid of loads of white space around logo, and secondly i'd like to save it with transparent background. Thanks in advance.
PS. I can't find any resources of best practices when saving logo in different formats.
- Select the logo.
Object > Artboards > Fit to Selected Art
As for a transparent background, Illustrator files inherently have no background. You can turn on the Transparency Grid if you need to confirm that --
View > Show Transparency Grid. The only reason you would have a background is if you used raster images or raster effects within your logos. You don't need to traditionally do anything to an Illustrator file to remove a background.
if it is the whitespace in the artboards themselves you want to get rid of, you can either:
- group all the elements in one artboard and go to file - document setup - edit artboards and then click (doubleclick?) on the grouped logo. That should bring the artboard down to the exact size
- you could go file - document setup - edit artboards and then do it manually with resize
To save with transparent background, choose png: file - save as
Make sure you have chosen one of the artboards (this is signified by a slightly thicker black line around it). This should make you able to save one logo at a time, and prevent you from getting one massive image with all three.