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Old 12-23-2013, 09:45 PM   #1
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How do you get the background of an object transparent for Photoshop/Illustrator?

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How do you make the background of an object transparent in Adobe Illustrator?

I have been having issues with using the Magic Wand tool in Adobe Illustrator as well as the lasso tool.

Basically, I am trying to put a small graphic into a new Illustrator file.

The first thing I tried to do is to use the magic wand tool. But I found out that this did not work on a jpeg image since it did not have any individual objects to select.

So I tried something new. I opened the file in Adobe Photoshop and used the lasso tool to select an area. Then I coped this area. Then I tried to paste it into Adobe Illustrator. But the background was not transparent for the pasted image.

How do I make the background transparent.

I made this small video to show what I am talking about:

I noticed that the background is a layer in the image I made in photoshop. I tried turning it off or making it invisible, but that did not help.
Old 12-26-2013, 02:16 PM   #2
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In Photoshop you need to have a second layer and make the background one transparent. Save it either as a PSD or PNG file.
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