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How to remove the background of an SVG with Adobe Illustrator?


Question

I found a royalty free SVG image on the net. I'm experimenting with web design using SVG. The problem I'm having is that the SVG background is white.

How do I delete / remove the white background, using Adobe Illustrator?

2015/01/11
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1/11/2015 9:54:00 PM

Try the Direct Selection tool (keyboard shortcut A, or the white mouse pointer in the toolbox) and see if you can click it.

If you can't select and erase it, chances are the white "background" isn't a background at all; rather, it's the color of the artboard. It's set as white in Illustrator for obvious reasons, but it's ultimately an arbitrary thing. If you really want to change the artboard color, you can do that.

2012/12/19
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12/19/2012 3:21:00 PM