How to save an Illustrator document at a specific PPI and pixel size


Question

In Adobe Illustrator CC 2014 I have designed an illustration with the instructed dimension of 300 × 400 pixels, but I have also been instructed to use 96 PPI instead of 72 PPI for web publishing of this illustration. NOTE:- The company who will publish this illustration on web asked me to send the PNG in 96ppi instead of 72ppi.

I don't see how to set a custom PPI while creating a new document. However, I can change the PPI from document setup after opening the document.

But, saving the PNG at 96 PPI increases the dimension from 300 × 400 pixels to 533 × 400 pixels and saving for web downgrades the PPI from 96 to 72.

I have to submit the final PNG illustration at 96 PPI and dimension 300 × 400 pixels. How can I do this?

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8/31/2016 6:54:00 AM

Basically whoever instructed you to do this doesn't know what they are talking about. PPI has no affect on how anything is shown on a screen, only pixels matter.

If you absolutely have to submit a PNG at 96 PPI, simply...

  1. Export from Illustrator at 100% 72 PPI.
  2. Open the image in Photoshop.
  3. Open the Image Size dialog (Image → Image Size...).
  4. Uncheck "Resample Image".
  5. Change "Resolution" to 96 Pixels/Inch.
  6. OK then Save.
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8/31/2016 6:53:00 AM

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