Can't export ai from adobe stock as transparency

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Feb 05, 2017 Feb 05, 2017

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I have bought a series of transparent ai files from Adobe Stock. I open them in illustrator and save them as pings, but the checkerboard pattern shows up in the png instead of it being transparent. Here's an example of such a file.

Any idea what I'm doing wrong? I don't know my way around illustrator.

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Adobe Community Professional , Feb 06, 2017 Feb 06, 2017
In both of the samples you showed, the fake transparency grid is the bottom-most group in the file. Turn off or delete that group, and you will have the transparency.

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Amelior,

Is it showing up like that in the target application (otherwise I believe it is just a way of showing that there is transparency)?

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The checkerboard is a group of objects in the file.

You will need to delete it or hide it.

Use the layers panel to inspect files.

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Thanks for your responses. I went through and tried deleting layers, but I could never get to full transparency. I have the same problem with files created by other authors, like this one. I export them to a png, and they are not transparent when they get to InDesign, Photoshop, or a pdf. They all show the checkerboard in the final output.

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As long as we don't see the exported PNG or what exactly you export from Photoshop or InDesign or what else you build there, it's impossible to solve.

BTW: why do you export a PNG to place in InDesign or open in Photoshop?

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In both of the samples you showed, the fake transparency grid is the bottom-most group in the file. Turn off or delete that group, and you will have the transparency.

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Thank you so much!!!

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Hello, I am really struggling with the same issue. I am not versed in Illustrator, but I have used it successfully (this feels like its in my wheel-house, lol). Please see this .ai vector from Adobe Stock. If you delete the checkered pattern, there are design elements revealed and the exported file looks like the second image. I am at a loss, it seems like the checkered pattern covers the "mechanics", but how do I just get the gold triangle out clean??

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It's not possible.

These files are made so that you can replace the background inside Illustrator. Exporting them as transparent is not intended.

 

Please watch my explanation video: https://youtu.be/Tiqm5hdQA5A

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