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How to Copy/paste a transparent image from Photoshop to Illustrator

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Hi everyone,

I work with Photoshop and Illustrator simultaneously because I paint watercolor textures on Photoshop and I change colors and make patterns on Illustrator. 

With older adobe versions I was used to paint with brush on photoshop, copy and paste on illustrator respecting all transparency of a watercolor stain for example. 

But I updated the versions and now when I paste it, there's this white ground behind the whole area.

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I already know that if you save that file on Photoshop as .psd .TIFF or .png and place it on Illustrator it respects the transparencies. But what I'm trying is to avoid that and save time with a shortcut I've been doing already. It should have a setting solution...

Thanks a lot!

 

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How to Copy/paste a transparent image from Photoshop to Illustrator

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Hi everyone,

I work with Photoshop and Illustrator simultaneously because I paint watercolor textures on Photoshop and I change colors and make patterns on Illustrator. 

With older adobe versions I was used to paint with brush on photoshop, copy and paste on illustrator respecting all transparency of a watercolor stain for example. 

But I updated the versions and now when I paste it, there's this white ground behind the whole area.

CaptuXFGra.PNG

I already know that if you save that file on Photoshop as .psd .TIFF or .png and place it on Illustrator it respects the transparencies. But what I'm trying is to avoid that and save time with a shortcut I've been doing already. It should have a setting solution...

Thanks a lot!

 

Elena

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I can't see any issues with that in Illustrator and Photoshop 2020.

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Hi Monika,

What do you mean? 

You don't have that issue in your versions 2020 or you don't see any issue with that?

It's just a shortcut to save time when I draw multiples things in Photoshop to import them to Illustrator, so I don't have to draw each item on one layer and save it to place that file in Illustrator. 

Thanks anyway.

 

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This works without a problem for me. Copy and paste from Photoshop into Illustrator works with transparent images.

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So it should be a setting thing...

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Are you using a Macintosh machine or a Windows machine?

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a Windows pc.

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On a Macintosh machine it works fine for me, but at first glance I can see the issue on a Windows machine (Windows 10, latest version of Illustrator).

 

Some more investigation is required to find out if there is a specific setting that may cure it or if it is a misbehaviour/bug.

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I'll keep looking for an answer! 

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If you search several forums for the Windows clipboard, there seem to be some general issues with it happening in several applications. So you might head over to Windows forums to ask this and maybe people have a solution.

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Thanks Monika

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