How To Save Artboards As Separate Ai Files

Adobe Illustrator stands out as a robust application for designing vector graphics. A significant functionality includes the creation of numerous artboards in a single file, enabling the simultaneous management of various projects. Nevertheless, there may be instances where saving each artboard as an individual AI file becomes necessary for straightforward access or to share effortlessly with colleagues.

Step 1: Open Adobe Illustrator

First, open Adobe Illustrator and create your document with multiple artboards. You can do this by going to File > New Document and selecting the number of artboards you want to create.

Step 2: Select the Artboard

Once you have created your document, select the artboard that you want to save as a separate AI file. You can do this by clicking on the artboard with your mouse or using the keyboard shortcut Ctrl+Shift+A.

Step 3: Save As

Next, go to File > Save As and select Adobe Illustrator (AI) as the file format. In the Save As dialog box, enter a name for your AI file and choose a location where you want to save it.

Step 4: Repeat for Each Artboard

Repeat steps 2 and 3 for each artboard that you want to save as a separate AI file. This will ensure that each artboard is saved in its own file, making it easy to access and share with others.


Saving artboards as separate AI files is a useful feature of Adobe Illustrator that can help you organize your work and collaborate more effectively with others. By following these simple steps, you can easily save each artboard in its own file and access them whenever needed.