I got this vector from an EPS online:

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File: Weird Badge Vector

It came as a set of two, black and white. I couldn't separate them so I just deleted all the points of the white one. When I copy paste between Illustrator and Photoshop this is happens:

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What's going wrong here? Is there some secret stuff I didn't delete. How do I fix this? It makes using the vector really difficult because scaling is all off.

Thanks :)

  • Have you tried to ungroup them first? Commented Oct 8, 2015 at 20:06
  • naturally, did you look at the file I linked?
    – Veta
    Commented Oct 8, 2015 at 21:09

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If you open the file in illustrator and press CMD + Y you'll notice the extra stuff masked out in the file.

  1. Open file and select the following:
    • Black background (shadow is a drop shadow effect)
    • Google Play mark sections
    • "Get it on"
    • Google Play verbiage
  2. Cut CMD + X
  3. Select All CMD + A
  4. Delete
  5. Paste in Front CMD + F
  6. Save

This will remove the cruft. You can skip all steps after 1. and place it in PS as a smart object or you can follow all the steps to maintain the eps/ai.


Open the file in Illustrator.

If using Illustrator CS6 you will need to release the clipping mask.

Select the object and right click -> Release Clipping Mask. Select clipping mask and delete.

release clipping mask

For some reason the clipping mask didn't show up in Illustrator CC. I am not sure why...

  • bless you, that was the problem!
    – Veta
    Commented Oct 8, 2015 at 21:20

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