How To Convert Ai File To Vector Art

Converting an AI file to vector art using Adobe Illustrator is a practical way to utilize the popular format for creating vector art. Occasionally, converting an AI file to another format like SVG or EPS may be necessary to make it compatible with other software programs or devices. This guide will illustrate the steps for converting an AI file to vector art in Adobe Illustrator.

Step 1: Open the AI File

First, open Adobe Illustrator and select “File” from the menu bar. Then, choose “Open” and navigate to the location of your AI file. Double-click on the file to open it in Illustrator.

Step 2: Save as SVG or EPS

Once you have opened the AI file, select “File” from the menu bar again and choose “Save As”. In the dialog box that appears, select either “SVG” or “EPS” as the file format. Make sure to check the “Use Artboards” box if you want to include all artboards in the exported file.

Step 3: Export the File

After selecting the desired file format, click on the “Export” button and choose a location to save the converted file. You can also adjust the settings for the exported file, such as the resolution or compression level, in the dialog box that appears.

Step 4: Review the Converted File

Once you have exported the AI file to SVG or EPS, open the converted file in a web browser or other software program to review it. Make sure that all elements of the original AI file are present and that the vector art looks as intended.


By following these steps, you can easily convert an AI file to vector art using Adobe Illustrator. This process allows you to use your vector art in a variety of software programs and on different devices, making it a useful skill for designers and artists alike.