How To Convert Jpg To Adobe Illustrator

Many times, there may arise a requirement to transform a JPG file into Adobe Illustrator format (AI) for a variety of design reasons. This blog post will provide you with a detailed walkthrough on how to accomplish this task.

Step 1: Open your Adobe Illustrator Software

Launch the Adobe Illustrator software on your computer. If you don’t have it installed, you can download it from Adobe’s official website. Please note that Adobe Illustrator is a paid software, but they do offer a free trial.

Step 2: Open the JPG file

Once the software is open, go to the File menu located at the top left corner of the screen and click on Open. Navigate to the location of your JPG file, select it and click Open.

Step 3: Convert the JPG File into a Vector Image

With the JPG file open in Adobe Illustrator, go to the Object menu at the top of the screen, then click on Image Trace and select Make and Expand.

This function will convert your JPG image into a vector image, a graphic format that Illustrator can manipulate. You can adjust the level of detail and the complexity of the paths of the vector image using the Image Trace Panel.

Step 4: Save the File as an Illustrator File

Now, go back to the File menu, click on Save As, choose the location where you want to save the file, provide a name for the file, and select Adobe Illustrator(*.AI) as the file format. Finally, click on Save.

And there you have it! Your JPG file has been successfully converted to an Adobe Illustrator file.


Converting a JPG file to an Adobe Illustrator format is a simple and straightforward process, thanks to Adobe Illustrator’s user-friendly interface and powerful capabilities. Following these steps will enable you to manipulate and enhance your JPG images using Adobe Illustrator’s suite of design tools.