What is the easiest way to remove the background from this image in illustrator?


I downloaded these ribbons from freepikenter image description here

and I want to remove the ribbons from the background. What is the easiest way to do this in illustrator?

It doesn't seem to be a vector because it is one solid image, here are the layers.enter image description here

3/25/2015 6:40:00 PM

From Here: http://www.freepik.com/free-vector/paper-ribbons-vector-set_724790.htm Download the pack.

Open the .AI file.

Use the white arrow tool to select the background box, hit Delete.

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You might have to delete or redraw some of the shadow elements.

3/25/2015 7:12:00 PM