A component of Adobe's Creative Suite, Adobe Illustrator supports numerous document and image formats, making it possible to create a variety of images using either native Illustrator resources or by importing elements from outside the Illustrator program. JPEG files from any source format can be imported, or placed into an Illustrator document.
Things You'll Need
- Adobe Illustrator CS - CS5
- JPEG file
Place the JPEG File into Illustrator
Open the Illustrator file that you plan to insert the JPEG in and select the correct layer. Illustrator imports images in a variety of formats, and they can be inserted, or placed, into existing Illustrator documents. JPEG files downloaded from the Internet or in existing Photoshop documents can be incorporated into Illustrator files for later editing using Illustrator's editing tools.
From the toolbar, select File>Place. A dialog box opens, offering the options Link or Embed. Although both options insert the JPEG file into your Illustrator document, they differ in how the imported file is managed in Illustrator. A Linked file remains separate from the Illustrator document for reduced file size while editing. An Embedded file becomes part of the Illustrator document itself.
Select the JPEG file you want to add to the Illustrator document. Click OK. The JPEG file appears in Illustrator, either Linked or Embedded, and can be resized or edited using any of Illustrator's tools and special effect options.
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