Transparency for Illustrator and Quark
Stacey from NJ, USA, using Photoshop CS with OS 10.3.9, writes in with:
[Quote:] In working with transparent background for images, I never seem to be able to preserve the transparency when saving the file and then placing it into Illustrator. Is there a certain process or saving format that should take place in order to have that transparency behind the image when I bring it into Illustrator or Quark?
Nope. Don't forget that Photoshop images are bitmaps. Unless you use the pen tool to outline the image, and export as a DCS file with clipping path included, you'll see the background.
If you're going into Illustrator or Quark XPress anyway, just use those program's clipping functions.
Bring the image into Illustrator and using Illustrator's Pen tool to generate the clipping path. Once exported as EPS with Clipping path, the background will be "clipped" out.
In Quark XPress (You didn't say which version) you can set up your own clipping mast in the Modify dialog / Runaround tab. That gives you several options on how you want the clipping mask to behave.
Well... we probably need a new, updated tutorial on Clipping Paths and eliminating backgrounds in desktop publishing programs, right?
There's a SEARCH field in the LEFT column over here, put "clipping path" into that search field and find our previous tutorial.
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