Simply, I am trying to bring an image made in Photoshop into Illustrator for the purposes of creating a vector image for a t-shirt design.
The image has only one layer and contains transparencies. I have tried saving it as png, pdf, psd, eps. I have tried several methods to bring it in; simply open it normally, copy/paste, "place", drag/drop... all with each type of file mentioned.
But nothing worked as expected. Every method yields the same result - the background in illustrator is solid white and all transparency is lost.
Note: Yes, the transparent grid is visible, the image is definitely not transparent after it is brought into Illustrator.
I can get my transparency back by tracing with the ignore white option selected, but unfortunately that's not an viable solution as there is white in the image itself that needs to be retained.
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!