Save Illustrator as PDF with transparent background
Is there a way to export my artwork as PDF so that it has a transparent background? Something like exporting objects only... whenever I try to save my .ai as pdf, it always comes with a full white background. If I try to save as eps, I get a chunky white background (where it has white rectangles behind the artwork only where the artwork exists, so there are transparent chunks).
If I export as png, I get an image like what I'm looking for. Is there any way to do that in a vector format?
Long story short,
.eps is the slow cousin of
Since you said that
"it always comes with a full white background", I'm assuming that you tried viewing the
You can just try opening the
Cmd+K > Page display > Transparency grid, you can turn on the view that shows you the transparency grid that is much like the one Photoshop has.
This solution worked for me:
In Acrobat, go to
Preferences > Accessibility > Replace Document Colors - toggle this to off