Join Justin Seeley for an in-depth discussion in this video Optimizing GIF images, part of Illustrator CC for Web Design: Image Optimization.
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- Now it's time to explore how to export out…GIF images from Illustrator.…Now, you may have heard me say in previous courses…or if you've ever been to one of my conference talks,…you've heard me refer to GIF as standing for…Graphically Inferior Format, but actually…that's just a joke that I like to use.…GIF is still a very valid format to use on the web,…and it's one of the oldest and most widely used formats…in web design today.…And so in this movie I'm going to give you a few examples…of things that I would do while I'm working on a GIF…to optimize both the file size and appearance.…First things first, go over to the Artboards panel,…and double-click on Leaderboard 728x90,…and then you can go ahead an collapse the Artboards panel.…
and then go to the File menu and choose Save for Web.…Inside the Save for Web dialog box,…it's probably going to remember the last preset you've used,…which is in this case PNG-24 for me,…but this file has large areas of flat color,…the blue background, it also has text,…and basically nothing that requires a gradient…
Find out more about using Illustrator in your web design workflows in Illustrator CC for Web Design: Core Concepts.