Adobe Illustrator - Placing A Picture
This guide will show you how to work with raster-based images.
- Choose File > Place, and select the file to be brought into Illustrator using the browser window.
- Select Link to create a link to the file, or deselect Link to embed the artwork in the Illustrator document.
- Click Place.
If applicable, do one of the following:
- Or if using Adobe Bridge. Select the file in Bridge and then go to File > Place and then select in Illustrator and it will place it into the current document.
- If the file is a PDF file with multiple pages, choose which page you want to place and how to crop the artwork.
- If the file is an Adobe Photoshop file, choose how to convert layers. If the file contains layer comps, choose which version of the image to import.
After a file is placed, use the Links panel to identify, select, monitor, and update it.
(A. Transparency interaction B. Missing artwork C. Embedded artwork D. Modified artwork E.Linked artwork )
Embed a linked file
Rather than linking to a file placed in a document, it can be embedded (or stored) within the Illustrator document. Keep in mind that embedding a file, rather than linking to the original, increases the document file size.
- Select a file in the Links panel, and choose Embed Image from the panel menu.
- Select the linked artwork in the illustration window. In the Control panel, click the Embed button.
The file remains in the Links panel marked with the embedded-link icon.
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