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Transparent background in Illustrator

Discussion in 'Adobe' started by Robert H. Bigart, May 8, 2006.

  1. Robert H. Bigart

    Robert H. Bigart Member

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    Howto make background of Combat Infantry Badge transparent in Illustrator.

    :help:

    Bob Bigart
     
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  2. Fred Weiss

    Fred Weiss Merchant Member

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    Is this file you reference a bitmap or a vector? If a vector then there whould be no background that cannot be deleted. If a bitmap then you must create a vector of the edge and us it as a clipping path.
     
  3. Robert H. Bigart

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    Hi Fred

    It is a TIF file, when loaded into Photoshop it has a Transparent background
    but when I place it in Illustrator it has a white background (Iwant to put it on a yellow oval) and I havenot a clue how to make the background transparent.

    Bob Bigart
     
  4. Rick

    Rick Certified Enneadecagon Designer

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    Is this a Combat Infantry badge? And you want to put it on a yellow oval backround?
     

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  5. Derf

    Derf Very Active Member

    1) make a mask

    or

    2) save the file as a PSD with trans. Background and then link the file into Illustrator
     
  6. iSign

    iSign Major Contributor

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    in Photoshop, go to the help menu, select "export transparent background wizard", follow the few easy steps. & you will have an .eps file that you can place over yellow or anything else.

    What the "wizard" does is just to create a vector path & then create a mask with it like Fred suggested. It is often a rather crude "path", so, you may need to work harder making a better path, but it is very handy for designing when you want to see the results, or get client approval before working harder.
     
  7. Rick

    Rick Certified Enneadecagon Designer

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    First, what version of Illustrator and Photoshop?

    There are a few ways to get the edge of the graphic but you are going to make a mask in Illustrator.

    As Fred siad you can create a vector edge in Illustrator or Photoshop.

    In Photoshop you can select the backround color with the wand, make the selection a path and then export that path into Illustrator, or another way is depending on it's use and version of Photoshop, "Save for Web" has transparent options.

    In Illustrator you can hand draw the edge, or you can try and vectorize the logo and select the edge for making the mask.
     
  8. iSign

    iSign Major Contributor

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    or you could just put the yellow behind it in photoshop.
     
  9. Bobby H

    Bobby H Very Active Member

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    It hasn't been present in recent versions of CorelDRAW. But version 8 had a lot of military clipart licensed from One Mile Up -including the CIB.
     
  10. Cadmn

    Cadmn Very Active Member

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    cs2 makes it simple if present background is of one color
     
  11. Robert H. Bigart

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    Doug Allen

    You are a Master of the arts

    Many Thanks

    Bob Bigart

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    Now I'am not sure
     
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