2 Replies Latest reply on Jun 15, 2010 7:32 AM by Mylenium

    What is the best way to convert a logo in AI to png format?

    AmandaLeaB

      I have designed a logo in Illustrator and now need to make it a png file. When I use the Export to png option the colours are different to 'Save for web and devises' option. Which is the best way to get a file that is correct in colour and the best all round?

       

      Any help will be much appreciated! Please!

        • 1. Re: What is the best way to convert a logo in AI to png format?
          Wade_Zimmerman Level 6

          Well I do not know if save for the web is the answer but if you designed a log in Illustrator that is also going to printed you
          are probably working CMYK and the export to png is a manual process not like the save for the device and web.

           

          So you would first have to convert to color space of the document to RGB then make certain the profile is sRGB
          and then export it.

           

          Here is a png of the art saved for the web from a cmyk document.

           

           

           

          Untitled-1.png
          Screen shot of the art in Illustrator as RGB converted from CMYK
          Screen shot 2010-06-15 at 9.28.45 AM.png
          Png save for the web from the sRGB file
          Untitled-1a.png
          This is the exported png from the same above.
          Untitled-1d-05.png

          So the question is what do you mean by better?

           

          Is this the procedure you have followed?

           

          I will point out if you keep changing the profiles that might mess up the color so once you get your sRGB document correct you want to save it as a separate ai file.

          • 2. Re: What is the best way to convert a logo in AI to png format?
            Mylenium Most Valuable Participant

            As Wade already pointed out, you have a problem with using wrong color profiles and color spaces, not per se an issue with web output from AI. Make sure you work in sRGB all the time and use your monitor profile as the proof profile, nothing else.

             

            Mylenium