Adobe Stock .ai Image with transparent background in photoshop

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I recently bought this adobe stock images because I need to import a spray effect into one of my images. I thought this would be a transparent background but when I open it in Photoshop there is still the dark grey squared background. I can't isolate the spray effect from it.

Any way of doing this without having to have Illustrator?

You need to open it in Illustrator and turn off the background layer.

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Adobe Stock .ai Image with transparent background in photoshop

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I recently bought this adobe stock images because I need to import a spray effect into one of my images. I thought this would be a transparent background but when I open it in Photoshop there is still the dark grey squared background. I can't isolate the spray effect from it.

Any way of doing this without having to have Illustrator?

You need to open it in Illustrator and turn off the background layer.

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You need to open it in Illustrator and turn off the background layer.

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Adobe Employee ,
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Hi Nicole,

I understand your concern but as Brad mentioned you need to open the image in Illustrator.

Therefore, I have added an image credit to your account so you can license a different image instead.

Apologize for the trouble.

Please feel free to update this thread in case of any additional query.

Regards,

Twarita

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Community Beginner ,
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Hello Nicole, I have the same problem, how can I contact the artist who created the image? There is no background layer in illustrator and I can't figure out how to place this image in Photoshop, I have an image of snow effect but I just want the white shini objects, nit the gray background or the checkboard background. Please help! My image number is 127572317

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Adobe Employee ,
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Hi Rosa,

Sorry for a delay in response. Please follow the steps below:

Step 1: Delete Checker box from layers panel.

  • Expand Layer and further expand the last sublayer(Clip Group)

  • Hide and delete checker box layer

Step 2:

  • Close layer one and create a new layer(Layer2) and Drag Layer 2 below layer

Step 3:

  • Move layer(Path) to new layer(Layer 2) and hide layer one, so that we can make changes only on Path without affecting the complete artwork.

Step 4:

  • Hide Layer1 and change the colour of path from layer 2 and show layer 1

 

  • Final output:

Hope this information helps!

Feel free to update this thread in case of any additional questions.

Regards

Twarita

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New Here ,
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Hi,

I am having the same trouble and have been trying to follow your instructions for image

#186244437

Do I have to move the million separate path layers from each and every group in Layer 1 to the new layer 2? I might just lose the will to live.

Please help!

Thanks,

Maura

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Adobe Employee ,
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Hi Maura,

If I get your query, you are trying to remove the Transparency Grid (Checkerbox) from the image.

If yes, Please Hide/Delete Sublayer"<Compound Path>" from the last Group in the Layers panel.

stock image1.pngstock image2.png

Regards,

Srishti

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Community Beginner ,
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Thank you!

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I'm having the same difficulties. I know Ps & Ai well and am a professional. The layers on multiple images do not expand in their native programs or other programs. There is no information to expand. I can't find solutions on here. It feels like it wasn't save with true layers. How do I over come this or get credit back for unusable images? Thanks

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Adobe Employee ,
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Hi Caitlin,

Sorry to hear about that. Please share the File IDs you are facing trouble with so that we can further assist you.

Regards

Twarita

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Hi, Twarita! Please tell me I've simply overlooked something! #134489291  #119326624#189620105

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Community Beginner ,
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One step forward- I was able to isolate the image from the background by double clicking on the stock item in the Library and having it open in its native program. But maneuvering the isolated image breaks some of the fill treatments, specifically in #134489291. The transparent background is somehow hiding the shading layers (maybe a quirk from the version it was developed in?) So the task I'm trying to accomplish but failing at is to place something photographic behind the bubble yet none of the various routes I've taken have yeilded this outcome without sacrificing rendering of this bubble.

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Adobe Employee ,
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Hi Caitlin,

I am sorry for the delay in response here, can you please be a little more specific about the workflow which you are following in order to isolate the image? You can share screenshots with me as well, it will further clarify the issue here.

Regards

Twarita

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New Here ,
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I am also having the same issue with there being no background image to turn off. It seems to be all of the snow images...

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Adobe Community Professional ,
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Could you name the asset id?  Also specify the program(s) and version you use to edit the asset.

Regards, Abambo
Hard- and Software Engineer and Photographer.

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...and to add to this: I would recommend to start a new thread for this as the new fora are really difficult to follow-up if someone adds to the discussion so deep into the thread.

Regards, Abambo
Hard- and Software Engineer and Photographer.

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Hi, i purchased file# 222626328 and if a background layer is buried somewhere in the hundreds of clipping groups, im not searching to find it. I paid for this file to save me time, not waste it. I could create this same effect in illustrator faster than it would take to find the background layer. When i purchase a license to an image that states it is on a transparent background, i expect to be able to remove that background in a quick and timely manner. If you could please credit me back for this useless file it would be much appreciated

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Adobe Employee ,
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Hi J. M.,

If you open the clipping path and scroll to nearly the bottom you'll find the background image. If you really want a replacement license I can grant it for you, however, it was fairly easy for me to find the background, if we're talking about the same thing.

EBQ

EBQ

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I absolutely want a credit back. The files are not labeled for easy use.

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Adobe Employee ,
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Hi J.M.,

I've granted you a replacement license for the asset.

EBQ

EBQ

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Hi. I also can't figure out how to remove the grid background from an image I purchased through Adobe Stock. I have tried to use Ai to remove the background as directed but I am having no luck. I have not used Ai before so maybe I just need more information/direction. In any case, it seems really ridiculous that Adobe doesn't inform buyers that the transparent backgrounds shown are not actually transparent backgrounds. It also seems like a good item to have a tutorial for. Novices like me aren't going to be able to just figure this stuff out.

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In addition to your question, you could look for a similar .jpg image that has a solid black background and then when you place it into photoshop use the 'Blend If' sliders on the mist layer and adjust it slightly from the black slider and all the black will disappear leaving you with the mist. You even have more control using the sliders to achieve more or less mist.

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I am having trouble too. I need icons on a transparent background to place on a coloured background. I bought a card of related icons, but when I cut the icon I wanted away from the others (using PS cc) and placed it on my design (I am using InDesign), it is still on it's white background. I need it transparent so it doesn't show the white behind. I tried searching on 'transparent icons' in Stock, but what came up were not designs I wanted. Can anyone suggest how to get icons that have a transparent background? This is crazy, there must be a way. Thanks in advance

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Adobe Employee ,
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Hi Liz,

Sorry for the trouble you have been facing. Would you mind sharing the file ID which you are referring to?

Regards

Twarita

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Hey, I'm having a similar problem with vector image I purchased from Fotolia. The  picture is "Snow Blizzard Effect on Transparent Background Vector Illustration. Abstract bright white shimmer g...  on older version of AI (CS6)I saw layers: img1.png

On the newer version it looks like this:

img2.png

How can I make the image really transparent?

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Looping in srishtib8795206 to help you better with this issue.

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Hi Kati,

At my end, I see three different layers(DESCR/ CONTENT/ BACK) and you need to Hide/Delete the one which says Grid(Under BACK).

stock image.png

Regards,

Srishti

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I downloaded this same image and had the same problem. These images REALLY should be labeled much better. I only use photoshop, not illustrator, there is nothing in the initial information on this file that would clue me in that this would NOT work as a transparent in photoshop. I have wasted 2 credits today on this exact issue. There is also no information about sizing prior to licensing.  

 

Is there anyway the upfront information could be more meaningful? I'm very frustrated with this.

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This is still an issue even in 2020! I can't believe I pay for so many programs through Adobe and yet when one specifically searches for a Stock image with a transparent background, it isn't automatically transparent in PS. This is a joke and I have spent all night being frustrated and angry with this exact problem. I am honeslty pretty livid, I don't actually think I have ever been this angry. Do you not think that if someone is paying for a service, they would expect it to work, and easily at that? 

I am trying to use both images 197771940 and 225091090 and neither of them are straightforward to remove the background to use as a transparent image which to me is a complete waste of time as the reason I pay for Adobe Stock is so that I can SAVE time. I need a step by step instructional assistance with this issue, especially since ALL THE LAYERS ARE LABELLED THE SAME.

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I’m having really trouble removing the chequered effect of transparent stock images. I’m trying to add some glitter over a photo of mine in a photoshop. Please help!

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saa32676758  wrote

I’m having really trouble removing the chequered effect of transparent stock images. I’m trying to add some glitter over a photo of mine in a photoshop. Please help!

Open the image in Illustrator and hide the background layer as described above.

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I'm having the same problem with all of the above.  177877607

The transparent background function used to work automatically-this is taking way too much time.

I tried turning off the layers as mentioned previously.

When I turn off all of the backgrounds, it looks like this:

I only want the white parts from this:

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I'm having the same trouble with two images I licensed. When I remove the checkered background, I am left with the black outline and I can't figure out how to remove it. I am trying to use 203500931 and/or 179929059

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Hi Tina,

I have added 2 replacement licenses to your account.

Sorry for the inconvenience.

Thanks

Kanika

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Thank you – I appreciate you doing that. I just really wanted to know if there was a way to use those as a transparent image.

Thanks,

tina

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Are you opening the images with Adobe Illustrator?

Regards, Abambo
Hard- and Software Engineer and Photographer.

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I have tried Illustrator, InDesign and Photoshop with no luck. One of them has a layer for the background, but when I remove, it displays as a black and orange design which is not exactly what the display looks like.

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Hi Tina,

I think you need to invest in Illustrator training. I now licensed one of your files and this are my findings:

The green, blue and orange squares are backgrounds I used to see how the asset reacts. I selected one streak and there you see the magic behind. First you have a gradient as a fill to the path, going to black. The blending mode with the background is "screen".

This is from the help files for Illustrator:

Screen

Multiplies the inverse of the blend and base colors. The resulting color is always a lighter color. Screening with black leaves the color unchanged. Screening with white produces white. The effect is similar to projecting multiple slide images on top of each other.

See here for the full text: How to edit artwork using transparency and blending modes in Illustrator .

If you have further questions, please move to the Illustrator​ forum, where skilled users can help you in achieving the required results.

Regards, Abambo
Hard- and Software Engineer and Photographer.

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Thank you. I didn't realize you had to "work" images to include them in your artwork. To me, since I can't use this in my project, it really doesn't have a transparent background. I have to add a background then incorporate it into my artwork. I will share this with my team. Thanks!

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