Adobe Illustrator Tutorial – Exporting a PDF

In this video tutorial, we show you how to export a pdf in Adobe Illustrator. Follow our guide to create a print-ready pdf, and bring your digital creations to life at printed.com – http://www.printed.com

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Transcript:

Once your document’s ready for print, you’ll want to export it as a pdf.
To export it, go to file-save a copy.
In the Save window, select Adobe PDF from the dropdown menu.
Type in a file name, and save.
In the next window, you can customise the way your PDF is saved.
For print, we recommend the PDF/X-1a:2001 preset.
Click on the Marks and Bleeds tab on the left to show the Bleed options.
We’ve already set the bleed, so we can tick ‘use document bleed settings’.
At printed.com, we also like to include trim marks – to include them, tick the check box.
Once you’ve set all your options, click ‘save pdf’.
Be sure to check your PDF is exactly how you want it before sending it off.
Make sure trim marks are visible in the corners, and that 3 millimetres of bleed have been applied.
If those are correct, your document’s ready to send off to print.
Thanks for watching, we hope you found this tutorial useful.

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