Why not just Save for Web with an Image Size of 400 x 400 px?
I presume the image should be in RGB.
that would be fine if I didn't care about the actual image size (in inches)
I want the image to be 1.5"x3" with a resolution of 450px x 900px
If I switch the rulers to pixels, I want to see 300 pixels for every inch
and the image is CMYK if that makes a difference
Can they use PDF? If so, make the logo the required size and save a PDF. If they require a raster format, then I suggest TIF (if CMYK) or PNG (if RGB). Don’t use Save for Web, since those files do not contain pixels-size metadata (IOW the image resolution in pixels per inch). That’s why those files are defaulting to 72 ppi. Use File > Export. Or save your logo as an AI file and open in Photoshop. Size, scale, and crop as desired then flatten and save as TIF.
I am not certain I understand the need to pen this in photoshop and all this other stuff but you can simply export it as a jpeg.
I am going to show screen shots because this comes up all the time and everyone gives strange instructions.
1 Make the art and artboard 3 inches wide constraining the proportions (works out to 3 x 1.37) the art is of course a little smaller.
2. Export it and choose jpeg as the format (select use artboards)
3. in the jpeg options dialog choose maximum quality and then choose for resolution high, which is 300ppi.
Now you have a jpeg that is 3 x 1.367inches at 900 x 410 pixels
I did notice that your art does not scale well, you have your at made of two copies of the font when you could have accomplish this is with one instance of the type and added a new fill and given it an offset.
Also noticed that you gave it an effect of rasterize not something I think you want to do or is necessary.
thank you, I will try that. I only rasterized with the hope that it would save my document raster effect at 300ppi.
as far as the 2 copies of the font, I am sure there are lots of things I could do differently or more efficiently had I ever taken a graphic art course, but I haven't. I only know what I know about illustrator from hours of playing around with the program out of necessity because I can't afford to hire a graphic artist. ( I have also learned 2 things using this forum. make that 3 with your offset advice.)
Exporting as a jpeg worked perfectly, thank you. Only thing is, for some reason a small piece of the letter n in Moon is getting clipped off.
what's up with that?
I don't think you want to rasterize it I think you want that to happen at the save stage or output.
I deleted the Rasterize effect before I saved it