I am working on some artwork to use in my web project and I am using the latest version of Adobe Illustrator.

When I go to File > Save for Web I get the following:

saving for web

As you can see the Art-board space around my artwork also shows! Is there a way I can tell illustrator that I'm only interested in saving the artwork?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thank You.

2 Answers 2


Just uncheck Clip to Artboard box on the right side of save for web window, it actually even shows in your screenshot. After unchecking it should crop it to your image.

  • Can't believe I missed that! Thanks @jjjuho :)
    – J86
    Commented Jun 27, 2014 at 7:27

Deselect all and try Objects -> Artoboards -> Fit to Artwork Bounds

then try to save again.

  • That would work, but I don't really want to re-size my art-board as I like that white space when working / editing the artwork, and I don't want to have to keeping adding it back after each save.
    – J86
    Commented Jun 26, 2014 at 14:39
  • When I do "Export" and choose JPG or PNG it ignores the Artboard and export only the art (CS6).
    – Vnovak
    Commented Jun 26, 2014 at 14:40
  • Nice that seems to do it! But that doesn't give you the ability to re-size artwork which I need :(
    – J86
    Commented Jun 26, 2014 at 14:42
  • Actually, I would recommend next workflow - turn on Pixel Preview (Ctrl+Alt+Y). Do an actual size (in pixels, via Transform pannel), check how it looks in pixels (instead vector), fix blurry edges and export .
    – Vnovak
    Commented Jun 26, 2014 at 14:56

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