8 Replies Latest reply on Jun 7, 2018 7:07 PM by BrendaC55

    Adobe Draw to png

    Richardspj1 Level 1

      I have Adobe Draw and I want to take a drawing without the background and save it as a png file.  I can't figure out how to do this after many frustrating hours of effort.  I have adobe photoshop elements on my laptop and ultimately I'm trying to upload the image to spoonflower.com to be printed on fabric.  removing the background layer by magic wano is trashing my drawing.   I hope this is making sense and someone can help me.




        • 1. Re: Adobe Draw to png
          Sue Garibaldi Adobe Employee (Admin)

          Hi Jodi.


          What version of Draw are you using? In the most recent version if you double tap the Background Layer (it will have an eye icon with slash through it and the there will be a checkerboard pattern on the layer), the drawing should save with a transparent background.


          Let me know how that goes for you.



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          • 2. Re: Adobe Draw to png
            Richardspj1 Level 1

            Yep I have that, but I can't seem to get it into photoshop elements on my laptop from my tablet so I can upload the artwork as a jpg to spoonflower.   Can thoughts?



            • 3. Re: Adobe Draw to png
              Sue Garibaldi Adobe Employee (Admin)



              I don't know anything at all about Photoshop Elements but you can save your Draw art to your laptop by logging in with your Adobe ID to Adobe Creative Cloud and clicking on the drawing you want to save. Once the drawing is open choose the Actions dropdown menu on the right and choose Export. From there you'll be able to save the art as a .png or .jpg.


              Hope that helps.



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              • 4. Re: Adobe Draw to png

                When I attempt to download my files from Creative Cloud, they once again have a white background. This is after exporting them with a background at 0% opacity. I'm trying to end up with a .svg format. Any ideas on why I can't keep the transparency?

                • 5. Re: Adobe Draw to png
                  Sue Garibaldi Adobe Employee (Admin)



                  Before you save the drawing, are you double-tapping on the Background Layer (you should see an eye icon with a slash through it on the layer thumbnail)? That should save the drawing with a transparent background.


                  About saving as an SVG... You would need to either send the art directly from Draw to Illustrator CC and save it as a .svg there or use the Send to CC Files as PDF link (this is only available in the iOS version of the app) and save the file as a PDF then open that in Ai and save as a .svg from there (I don't think there's an easy way to export an SVG from a PDF).


                  Let me know if double-tapping the background layer isn't maintaining the transparency of it.



                  • 6. Re: Adobe Draw to png
                    abigailw83231100 Level 1

                    Hi, thanks for the reply. Yes, the background is not visible when I export the image to Creative Cloud. But when I view it in CC (or open in any other program) the white background is present. It defeats the purpose of much of the work I would like to be doing in the app, especially since I don’t have reliable access to Illustrator. It would be much better if the application could stand on its own.

                    • 7. Re: Adobe Draw to png
                      Sue Garibaldi Adobe Employee (Admin)

                      Hi Abigail.


                      Please email me through the in-app feedback; I'd like you to send me a couple of things and I don't want you to post them here:


                      I'd like you to share a drawing with me (and before you share it with me please set it up as you would before you save it as a .png). Here's how to share it:

                      * Sign in to https://assets.adobe.com/assets/mobile?filter=draw

                      * Select the project to share

                      * Click on Share/Send Link (in the upper right corner). From the pop-up menu that opens click on the toggle button that's next to Private. That will generate a link. Send that link to me.


                      Also, from that drawing, save the art as a .png and send me that file as well.


                      The only way for me to try to figure out what's going on is to see what you're seeing.





                      • 8. Re: Adobe Draw to png
                        BrendaC55 Level 1

                        Has anyone determined how to do the transparent background from any of the Adobe apps? I have tried Draw (AI) and when I double click to the background it does change & I copied to the clipboard. I was not able to open it in Mix, Pixelmator, PS express, Notes, etc. It won’t paste into any of those. I have also used PS Mix a lot and the cut out is only good for some files. Images that have detail are difficult to remove the entire background. You spend a lot of time cutting out and moving around where all the white spaces are. The auto select works occasionally on images that are very defined. Like say an apple but not flowers.

                        Frustrated. PS Touch would do it and was a simple process. So wish I had it back. Suggestions? Oh. I also sent as psd to CC but that did not work from mobile. It will from the laptop but I thot the purpose of having so many Adobe mobile apps was to do work from the mobile app.