I bought an image of a bubble on Adobe Stock...it is transparent in the image...with a checkerboard background...so in normal circles this means the background is transp.
However, I see there is no such thing as a trans image inot Adobe Stock. This image is in AI/EPS format if that helps.
I am using Illustrator CC. I only see 1layer in the layers panel.
Please tell me if I have any options or I've wasted time and money on a stupid bubble checkerboard design.
What is the image number?
When you open it in Illustrator and delete the layer with the checkerboard pattern it doesn't work for you?
Here it is with the checkered background layer replaced with an image layer ...
When I go to the LAYERS menu, it shows as only 1 layer. I tried to see if it was hidden etc and nothing works. I am still new to Illustrator but have searched tutorials etc to see if there is something I am not doing.
In the layer panel, click on the small arrow beside 'Layer 1' to expand it. Then click on the eye icon in the bottom layer to turn off the checkered layer.
That's how these effects work. For "light effects" to work, you need a (darker) background. The reason for this is that the artwork needs to interact with a background to give the effect as described.