I have an icon in illustrator but when I export to Photoshop I get white around the shadow in the image. Please advise how to remove the white. I have the icon in layers.
original ai file http://www23.zippyshare.com/v/43531370/file.html
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How is the shadow created? Black to white gradient filled ellipse?
Change it to a black to black gradient and from 0% to 100% opacity. (CS5 or newer)
I often find it's better to copy and past the AI artwork into Photoshop without shadows, then rebuild the shadows in Photoshop.
Yes it's as I suspected, you've got a black to white gradient there. So naturally, the white will transfer to Photoshop as well.
Select the White Gradient Stop and set its opacity to 0%.