When exporting from Illustrator to PSD, resulting file has enormous resolution

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I have created a 6,000px x 6,000px artboard in Illustrator and exported to PSD at 240ppi. These are the exact specs I know I'll want to print at. But when I open my resulting file in Photoshop it's 23,798px x 21,143px (240ppi).

 

I see that one of the issues is the export is not respecting the artboard boundaries and is not cropping some of the objects that extend somewhat further beyond it. 

 

This issue aside, my question is why the resulting file is so large. I can't even figure out the rationale for the PSD dimensions — as far as I can tell it is not some discernible multiple of 6,000px.

 

Thanks for any pointers.

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Adobe Community Professional , Dec 15, 2021 Dec 15, 2021
If you want to limit the export to your artboard size, check the Use Artboards checkbox when exporting. If you want to keep your pixel dimensions, use 72 ppi when exporting, choosing 240 will have the same effect as resampling an image in Photoshop from 72 to 240 ppi.

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winston,

 

As far as I can see, it ought to be 20,000 px x 20,000 px in total size.

 

Is your export based on the Artboard (have you selected Use Artboards in the Export dialog box)?

 

In any case the Artboard ought to be contained within whole pixel values (such as starting at X=Y=0.

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If you want to limit the export to your artboard size, check the Use Artboards checkbox when exporting.

If you want to keep your pixel dimensions, use 72 ppi when exporting, choosing 240 will have the same effect as resampling an image in Photoshop from 72 to 240 ppi.

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That makes sense because I'm just noticing that the resulting pixel dimensions were around 3.33x as large as my 6,000px x 6,000px artboard.

 

240/72 = 3.33

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Yes, which would result in 20,000 px x 20,000 px as Jacob said.

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