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Removing Checkered Background

New Here ,
Nov 18, 2018 Nov 18, 2018

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I have an image that I need to remove the checkered background so I can place it on top of another image. I am new at Illustrator but I do have some experience with it by messing around with it etc. Any help is greatly appreciated. Soccer Ball Net.jpg

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Adobe Community Professional , Nov 18, 2018 Nov 18, 2018
This checkered image occurs in two cases.1- Close the Transparency Grid in the View panel.2- Stock images have such images. You can check the layers. If the image is unified or not, you can do this by making Ungroup until the background is selected. Then you can delete it if possible.

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Nov 18, 2018 Nov 18, 2018

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This checkered image occurs in two cases.

1- Close the Transparency Grid in the View panel.

2- Stock images have such images. You can check the layers. If the image is unified or not, you can do this by making Ungroup until the background is selected. Then you can delete it if possible.

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New Here ,
Nov 24, 2020 Nov 24, 2020

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For someone looking for the right answer.

Edit -> Edit Original. (delete the checkered layer)

PS. Simple. Have seen annoying people who don't have the answer to this but are quick with the "You need to take lessons ...blah..blah"/silly berating. Now you know...Proud of you for not giving up. Keep learning! Cheers

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Nov 25, 2020 Nov 25, 2020

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"For someone looking for the right answer."

 

There is no single "Right" answer to this question.

Depending on how the file has been built, the correct answer can be quite different.

Ad obviously for this case it actually is (because the correct answer has been given years ago).

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New Here ,
Jun 03, 2021 Jun 03, 2021

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I am needing help as well. There is no checkered layer for me to delete. and my edit original box is gray and I can't click on it. I have several images that I can't remove the checkered background from. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you. The suggested fixes did not work for my images.

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Jun 04, 2021 Jun 04, 2021

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Without seeing your files this is impossible to solve.

 

Take a look at the layers panel. Everything that can be deleted will show up there.

 

One case of chequered backgrounds can be solved like so:

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