I have Corel Paintshop PhotoPro X3, and I bought a vector from Shutterstock that has multiple flourishes in it. I want to save each flourish as its own file. So I cut one and save it onto a new vector board, making it a GIF file. When I place it into InDesign, the image has a white background, but I need no background. I have researched this, and tried to follow steps from a YouTube video, but my software wouldn't cooperate. How do I save a GIF file that has a vector, and it has no background? If you can answer soon, that would be most helpful! Thank you!

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    Welcome Katy!! I'm a bit confused. GIF files can not be vector. It is technically not possible to create a "vector gif". I'm sorry I don't understand your question based on that fact.
    – Scott
    Apr 14 '15 at 18:30
  • The file comes from Shutterstock as a vector. I am new to all this, so I am still learning terms. But it downloads as a vector file (eps), and then I cut and paste part of it, and save it as a GIF. Please help me to know if I am missing something. A friend thought InDesign was treating it as a raster, instead of a vector. Apr 14 '15 at 18:32
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    If you save it as a gif it is raster. So, yes, InDesign will see any gif as a raster image. Whether or not that gif has a background color is completely dependent upon the original artwork and how you are saving it as a gif.
    – Scott
    Apr 14 '15 at 18:35
  • Thank you for helping me. When I open the file from Shutterstock, Corel says it's a raster layer. I see no background. When I cut and paste onto a new file, still no background. So do you know how it gets one in InDesign? Apr 14 '15 at 18:38
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    The likely culprit is really how you were saving files with Corel. Just FYI, this is really software support and off-topic here. :) But glad I could help.
    – Scott
    Apr 14 '15 at 18:48

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