4 Replies Latest reply on Sep 29, 2009 1:59 PM by Larry G. Schneider

    trying to remove parts of ai file to reveal transparent background

    gwendelahara

      I'm ready to rip my hair out.  I have an ai file that includes what appear to be letters.  however, as i am attempting to remove the background (lettering is black, spaces in letters, such as the inside part of an O, are white and appear to be the background), the space turns black, not transparent, which leads me to believe this is not truly type, but a series of drawings to represent letters (have i lost you yet?). what should i be trying to do to remove all white space to place this image over my artboard background and be able to see that in the middle of the o's and d's, etc? Attached is an example of what i've been battling for a while now.

       

      Thanks again,

      G