I'm completely new to Adobe so please be patient with my naiveness. I'm purchasing an adobe stock photo to use on vistaprint. How can I tell if the background is transparent vs. white? I've bought a couple and they all have a gaudy white background.
None of the backgrounds will be transparent. You will need to remove them with Photoshop or Illustrator depending on the type of image.
How do you do that in illustrator? When i remove it with elements and open it with illustrator the white back ground is back.
That would probably be a question best asked in the Illustrator Forum.
What is the image number of the image you are using?