Transparent Background in Adobe Illustrator

Transparent Background in Adobe Illustrator

You have just created the perfect logo. You drop it into InDesign only to realize that it has a white background. You thought you saved it in the correct format, so what did you do wrong? I’ll walk you through how to make images in Adobe Illustrator with transparent backgrounds.

Step 1

Go to the Document Setup under the “File” menu. Now you’ll be able to see all the document properties.

Step 2

Make sure that “Transparency” is selected as the background and not “Artboard.” Artboard will give you a white background.

Step 3

Select the transparency preferences you prefer. I usually stick to the default options on this.

Step 4

Choose Export under the “File” menu.

Step 5

Save the file as a PNG.

Step 6

Select your PNG options. You can use the default options as well.

Step 7

You now have a finished image with a transparent background.

Test your image out in your next big InDesign concept!

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