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How do I copy from Photoshop and paste in Illustrator with a transparent background?

Asked by fonziguy (20points) May 13th, 2008

When I copy a graphic from Photoshop it pastes it in Illustrator with a white background (even though it’s a transparent background). How can I remove this white background?

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benseven's avatar

I’m using Photoshop & Illustrator CS3, and this doesn’t happen to in this version.

A suggestion (this will take a little longer than copy paste) would be to do a ‘save for web’ as a PNG-24 from photoshop, and place this in Illustrator, which will retain the transparency…

fonziguy's avatar

Thanks – using CS3 as well. Copy paste didn’t work but the PNG technique did. That’ll have to do I suppose. Cheers

playthebanjo's avatar

you can also place the graphic instead of copy and pasting it. you get an option to retain the psd chars or to flatten it. don’t flatten it and it will retain the transparency.

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