How To Save Adobe Illustrator As Png

Adobe Illustrator is a powerful vector graphics software widely used in the design industry for creating logos, icons, sketches, typography and complex illustrations for print, web, interactive, video and mobile. Sometimes, you may need to save or export your Adobe Illustrator files in a raster format such as PNG. In this blog post, we are going to break down the process step by step.

Step-by-step Guide

Here is a simple guide on how to save Adobe Illustrator as PNG:

  1. Open your Adobe Illustrator project.
  2. Go to the File menu. Select ‘Export’ from the dropdown menu. A secondary dropdown menu will appear. Click on ‘Export As…’.
  3. A dialogue box will appear. Type the name you wish to give to your file in the ‘Save As’ bar.
  4. Select the location where you want to save your file.
  5. In the file type dropdown menu, select PNG. This is where you specify the format you want to save your file in.
  6. Click on the ‘Save’ button.
  7. A PNG options dialogue box will appear. Here, you can adjust your PNG settings according to your needs, such as resolution, background color, etc.
  8. Once you’re done adjusting your settings, click ‘OK’ and your file will be saved in PNG format.

Code Snippet

If you prefer a code snippet, here’s the entire process written in pseudocode. This is not executable code, but a simplified representation of the process:

Open Adobe Illustrator project;
Go to File;
Select Export > Export As;
Type 'File Name';
Select 'Location to save';
Select PNG as 'File Type';
Click on 'Save';
Adjust PNG settings (if necessary);
Click on 'OK';

Remember, Illustrator is primarily a vector-based software, and exporting to PNG or any other raster format may result in a loss of quality or sharpness in the graphics, especially when resized. So, always make sure to save your original Illustrator file (.ai) along with the PNG file.


In conclusion, saving Adobe Illustrator as PNG is a straightforward process. The steps outlined in this post will help you to easily export your illustrator files to PNG. Remember, PNG is a raster format, and it might lose some quality when resized, so always keep your original .ai files.

Stay tuned for more useful tips and tricks on Adobe Illustrator!