24 Replies Latest reply: May 4, 2012 9:30 AM by Larry G. Schneider RSS

    PDF sizes in Illustrator and Photoshop?

    imacken Community Member

      Can someone explain to me about saving as pdfs in Illustrator and Photoshop?

      For a long time, this is what I end up doing.

      1) save my Illustrator AI file  (example 18Mb)

      2) save it to pdf to send via email. File always ends up being as big as the AI file.

      3) open the pdf in Photoshop, flatten image, then save it from PS to pdf again.

      Then, the file is a manageable size to go out. (around 3Mb)

      What step am I missing to avoid PS and get a small pdf from Illustrator?

      Thanks.