Highlighted

Exporting Selections With Transparency

Explorer ,
Dec 04, 2017

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

Hi,

I've been having trouble figuring out how to export selections from an Illustrator file with a transparent background.

Exporting is now defaulting to a white background.

For texts blocks with enclosed characters (e.g. o, d, q) this is a problem.

I tried to reset the artboard options, but the preference is not there.

Any advice would be great.

Thanks

Matt

Adobe Community Professional
Correct answer by Doug A Roberts | Adobe Community Professional

when you select 'export selection', you get the asset export screen, correct? where you set the formats you want to export, there's a drop-down list of presets. to adjust the options for those, click on the little gear symbol:

export2.png

Views

11.9K

Likes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community Guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more

Exporting Selections With Transparency

Explorer ,
Dec 04, 2017

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

Hi,

I've been having trouble figuring out how to export selections from an Illustrator file with a transparent background.

Exporting is now defaulting to a white background.

For texts blocks with enclosed characters (e.g. o, d, q) this is a problem.

I tried to reset the artboard options, but the preference is not there.

Any advice would be great.

Thanks

Matt

Adobe Community Professional
Correct answer by Doug A Roberts | Adobe Community Professional

when you select 'export selection', you get the asset export screen, correct? where you set the formats you want to export, there's a drop-down list of presets. to adjust the options for those, click on the little gear symbol:

export2.png

Views

11.9K

Likes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community Guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
Dec 04, 2017 2
Adobe Community Professional ,
Dec 04, 2017

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

Which version, which system?

How exactly are you exporting?

Which file format are you exporting?

Can you show a screenshot? AI file, export dialog, result

Likes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community Guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
Reply
Loading...
Dec 04, 2017 0
Explorer ,
Dec 04, 2017

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

Hi,

I'm using Adobe Illustrator CC 2017

I select multiple objects (lines, circe, text), right-click, then export those together.

I normally export as a png file for illustrator images.

Normally I've not had a problem with the background.

It has always exported with a transparent background.

I'm not sure how to fix this.

Here are two screenshots

Screen Shot 2017-12-04 at 9.24.35 PM.png

2.png

Likes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community Guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
Reply
Loading...
Dec 04, 2017 0
Adobe Community Professional ,
Dec 05, 2017

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

what export settings are you using? for example...

export.png

Likes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community Guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
Reply
Loading...
Dec 05, 2017 0
Explorer ,
Dec 05, 2017

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

Hi Douge,

Thanks very much.

The only problem is that when I select items apart from other items on an artboard, I can't seem to find the same export options.

Likes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community Guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
Reply
Loading...
Dec 05, 2017 0
Adobe Community Professional ,
Dec 05, 2017

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

when you select 'export selection', you get the asset export screen, correct? where you set the formats you want to export, there's a drop-down list of presets. to adjust the options for those, click on the little gear symbol:

export2.png

Likes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community Guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
Reply
Loading...
Dec 05, 2017 0
Explorer ,
Dec 06, 2017

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

Hi Douge,

Yes, that is it!!

I can't believe I missed that.

Thanks so much!

Matt

Likes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community Guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
Reply
Loading...
Dec 06, 2017 0
New Here ,
Jun 30, 2020

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

I had this issue too today -- it was so frustrating to find this out, as I spent hours debugging my website and backend thinking the transparency had been lost there.   Adobe, you have to make this option easier to find (not hidden in a tiny wheel)!

Likes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community Guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
Reply
Loading...
Jun 30, 2020 1