Importing a photoshop file into illustrator without a white background


I'm trying to import a .psd file into illustrator without showing the background. I have one layer in photoshop, showing only the transparent image. I've saved it as .psd, and .png files.

But whenever I open the .psd in Illustrator, it opens with a white background. Is there something I'm missing?

4/26/2016 12:35:00 AM

  1. Check and see that you are showing the transparency grid in Illustrator. View > Show Transparency Grid. Perhaps the transparency is there and you are not seeing because of Illustrator's default white "canvas".

  2. You may want to Place your .psd or .png file instead of opening it directly. This would especially be the case if you are using the image as part of a large composition.

  3. Ensure you are saving your .png file and including the transparency option. It's possible to have transparent regions within Photoshop, and lose them when exporting.

8/8/2014 4:11:00 AM