Adobe Illustrator - Saving Artwork

This guide will show you how to properly save a document.


  1. Go to the File menu, and choose either Save or Save As.
  2. If the document has been saved previously  just go to File > Save to save any changes that have been made, and they'll be saved at the same place the document was saved before.
    • The shortcut to save is Ctrl+S on the PC Cmd+S on the Mac.

To Save different location or if the document hasn’t been at all.

  1. Go to the File menu, choose Save As, and it would bring up a dialog box.
  2. Type a filename, and choose a location for the file.
  3. Choose Illustrator (*.AI) as the file format, and click Save.
Save early, save often!

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