How to Convert a Vector Image Into a Bitmap in Illustrator

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How to Convert a Vector Image Into a Bitmap in Illustrator. You can convert a vector image into a bitmap in Adobe Illustrator. Once converted, you can apply various filters and special effects to the image. These instructions apply to Adobe Illustrator 8. Procedures for other versions may vary.

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Step 1

Select the image you want to convert. (Click on the Selection Tool to activate it and then click on the image.)

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Step 2

From the Objects menu, click on Rastorize. A window appears.

Step 3

Select your color model and resolution.

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Step 4

Click to put a check mark if you want to anti-alias or to make a mask.

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Step 5

Click OK. The image rasterizes (that is, it converts to a bitmap).

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