I just exported a shape from photoshop as a path and then filled it in illustrator. I now want to save the shape as an svg, or eps but I don't want to save all the excess whitespace around the object. I want it to be cropped to the dimensions of the object and not the artboard. How can I do this in Adobe Illustrator cs6?
A nice shortcut, if Illustrator & the computer you're using aren't sluggish with the file you've got open, is to just hit the keystroke to "Save for Web".
If you've previously checked the "Clip to Artboard" box, which cockypup mentioned, it stays checked. So you'll get a preview that's clipped to artboard. Whack Esc to dismiss it.