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can you place a transparent gif or psd file into illustrator? My friend said she did it but can't remember how and I can't find anything on it and when I do it there is a white background. they are signatures I need to add to a name tag. Illustrator 10 osx thanks in advance....

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    can you place a transparent gif or psd file into illustrator? My friend said she did it but can't remember how and I can't find anything on it and when I do it there is a white background. they are signatures I need to add to a name tag. Illustrator 10 osx

    thanks in advance.
    CarolE2B@adobeforums.com Guest

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    Default Re: placing transparent gif/psd

    Drag your image layer from a Photoshop open doent to an Illustrator open doent.
    Scott_Weichert@adobeforums.com Guest

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    I still get the white box once it's in illustrator
    CarolE2B@adobeforums.com Guest

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    Default Re: placing transparent gif/psd

    Well, if it's just a black signature, set the image to the Multiply blend mode.

    GIF transparency isn't recognized on the artboard (at least I don't think so) -- but if it's a PSD file, are you sure the white area is transparent in the Photoshop file itself?

    :) Mordy
    Mordy_Golding@adobeforums.com Guest

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    Default Re: placing transparent gif/psd

    Gif transparency is recognized...and I have no special Illustrator version :-)

    Kurt Gold
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    Did you mean the clipboard doesn't recognize the transparency?
    jonf@adobeforums.com Guest

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    Default Re: placing transparent gif/psd

    Is the very bottom layer of Photoshop Transparent?

    if you can see the checkerboard pattern in photoshop, that is the area that should be transparent in illustrator...

    use this all the time instead of clipping paths and eps doents.
    Julio Vasquez Guest

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    use this all the time instead of clipping paths and eps doents




    What do you mean? I'd rather export a path to Illustrator, if I had one in the PS doent to begin with.
    jonf@adobeforums.com Guest

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    Default Re: placing transparent gif/psd

    When you open a .psd file into AI, there should be a window that comes up to ask if you want the layers as objects or flattened. You should choose objects.
    Dee Holmes Guest

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