Hi Michelle. Make sure you have the latest (2.11) version of ArtRage so the exporting of transparent image function works correctly.
Even in the earler ArtRage, if you open the layer stack, click on the small arrow to the left of the layer you want to export, choose 'Export Layer', and export as PSD or PNG, the transparency for the layer will be preserved.
But it's best if you have the latest version of ArtRage. You can upgrade from earlier versions for free by visiting our downloads page:
and look for the 'ArtRage Full Version 2.11 Update' section.
If you have any problems running the patch to update, drop us a note at email@example.com and we'll get it all sorted for you.
AndyRage's mantra for graphics engine code:
"Sure - how hard can it be?"