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How to rasterize multiple objects seperately?

Community Beginner ,
Mar 07, 2019 Mar 07, 2019

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When combining graphic elements in an .ai file, these elements being large bitmap images (tif, psd, png,...), I regularly use rasterize to reduce these images -seperately- in size (and thus reducing file size) and thus make working with them a lot easier and faster.

However, when I try to rasterize multiple objects at once, these objects are always grouped in one big rasterized object. Is there a way they remain seperate objects?

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Community Expert ,
Mar 07, 2019 Mar 07, 2019

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HI better way is you do them separately...Thanks

 

 

Ali Sajjad / Graphic Design Trainer / Freelancer / Adobe Certified Professional

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Mar 07, 2019 Mar 07, 2019

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Tiffs and psds and pngs are already raster.

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Community Beginner ,
Mar 08, 2019 Mar 08, 2019

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Of course they are, but what the rasterize function do is adapt the size of the bitmap image according to the size it's needed for (e.g. 300 dpi).

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Mar 08, 2019 Mar 08, 2019

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You can use the Rasterize effect (see Effect menu) followed by expanding appearance (see Object menu) to do what you want.

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Community Beginner ,
Mar 11, 2019 Mar 11, 2019

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Thank you, works great.  What it does however, is leave a transparent area around the object.  I also noticed this when rasterizing images that are clipping masked.  Any ideas how to avoid this?

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Jul 22, 2020 Jul 22, 2020

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Editable in Effects/document/raster effects settings

 

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Sep 24, 2022 Sep 24, 2022

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Oh, this works perfectly.  This will save me sooo much time.  Thank you!  I already had an action that included expanding appearance that I can apply after the fact, and also, I use Astute Graphics plugin to crop the entire group. So its a few extra steps, but still just a few clicks vs what I'd been doing before.

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