How to Export as EPS in Illustrator

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Exporting as EPS in Illustrator is easy! Follow these simple steps and you’ll be able to share your designs with anyone, anywhere.

How to Export as Eps in Illustrator

When you’re ready to share your Adobe Illustrator file with someone who doesn’t have the program, you need to export it as an EPS file. EPS (Encapsulated PostScript) files can be opened by vector editing programs like Adobe Illustrator and CorelDRAW. EPS files are also often used by printers. Read on to learn how to export your Illustrator documents as EPS files.

How to Export as EPS in Illustrator

To export your Illustrator document as an EPS, change your format when saving:

  1. Click on File at the top toolbar.
  2. Click on Save As.
  3. Click on the Save As Type dropdown.
  4. Choose Illustrator EPS (*.EPS).
  5. Click OK at the EPS Options window.
Illustrator EPS

You can also repeat the same steps to export an EPS file in Photoshop.

FAQ

What is an EPS file?

EPS stands for Encapsulated PostScript. An EPS file is a graphics file format used for storing vector graphics. Printers and graphic designers often use EPS files to save vector graphics in a format that can be scaled and edited without losing quality.

Can an .AI file be saved as EPS?

An .AI file can be saved as EPS.

How do I convert a JPEG to EPS in Illustrator?

To convert a JPEG to EPS in Illustrator, open the JPEG file in Illustrator and then choose File > Save As. In the Save As dialog box, choose EPS from the Format drop-down list and then click Save.

How do I convert PNG to EPS in Illustrator?

To convert PNG to EPS in Illustrator, open the PNG file in Illustrator and then go to File > Save As. In the Save As dialog box, choose EPS from the Format drop-down menu and click Save.

Is an EPS File a vector file?

An EPS file is a vector file format.

What programs can create EPS files?

Most vector editing programs can create EPS files, including Adobe Illustrator, CorelDRAW, and Inkscape.

For more Illustrator walkthroughs, see our Illustrator Section.