I need to export what I created to a jpeg for print. The image you see below was created in a new file by first creating a 3.5 x 2.5 file which automatically made a white canvas. I made my design ON THAT WHITE CANVAS. You can see the baseball falls off of that canvas. When I go to save I do not want that extra baseball fall off to be saved. I want ONLY what I designed on the white canvas to be saved.
If you must use JPG:
- Go to 'File → Export'
- Choose 'JPG' from the 'Type' dropdown menu
- Tick 'Use Artboards' (this excludes the fall off)
- Click 'Save'
- Since you mentioned needing this for print, choose CMYK with the largest 'Quality' and 300dpi 'Resolution'
Note: for printing purposes a PDF might work better. In which case you should use 'Save as' and choose PDF format.
Add an artboard (or other cropping criteria) size clipping mask (rectangle) just before you export as JPG. Release the mask when it is not needed.