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how to fix a illustrator .jpeg file from being blurry?


Question

I am making my son's birthday invitation on illustrator. It looks perfectly fine until I save it for web so it will be a .jpeg so I can print it. Once it is a .jpeg it looks blurry. I am planing to print this like a photo. I have made things like this before just never ran in to a problem like this. How do I fix this so when they are printed it, it will be clear?

planing to print like a photo.

Just scared they will come out blurry when I print.

2015/04/06
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4/6/2015 2:10:00 PM

Accepted Answer

You've kinda stated the answer in your question. If you are printing the invitation, "saving for web" is not what you want. To re-state the obvious, that command is for saving files for web use, not print. :)

If you need a jpeg for printing purposes, use the File > Export command in Illustrator. After choosing where to save the file, you'll get a dialog box called "JPEG Options"... here you'll want to use "CMYK" and "High/300 ppi" settings.

The one caveat here is that this will only work if your photo was hi-res in the first place. If it's a low resolution photo, no settings you choose will "un-blur" it for you.

2015/04/06
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4/6/2015 2:21:00 PM