How to convert a PDF to an AI file.

Need to make your PDF illustration editable? Learn how to convert your PDF into an Adobe Illustrator (AI) file in minutes.

Businesses, designers, and artists often share completed illustrations as PDFs because you can open them on practically any device — however, those PDFs aren’t always so easy to edit. Read on to learn how to convert PDF to AI to create an editable, shareable file.

Why should you convert a PDF?

Sometimes the strength of a PDF can also be its weakness. It’s the industry standard if you’re sharing and don’t want anything changed or altered, but when you do require edits, consider converting it to an AI format first. With its vector-based graphics, the AI file format offers editing functionalities that can manipulate or change any image on the illustration, making it the perfect choice for design edits and more. Let’s learn how.

The easy way to convert PDF to AI.

Adobe Illustrator created the AI format so using its own converter is the fastest way to accomplish this. Simply open Illustrator and follow the steps below:

Get more out of your PDFs.

Both Adobe Acrobat and Acrobat online let you easily convert PDF files — to and from — any number of file formats. Whether you’re on the go, at your desktop in the office, or working remotely, the process is quick and easy and lets you share your files exactly in the format you need.

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