Photoshop into Illustrator

Hi all,
I have saved an image as a EPS file from Photoshop CS3, I open Illustrator with my background image I have made. I then load up the EPS file in Illustrator CS3 go to Edit>Copy. But when I paste it over the the background image I get the image and the artbaord.
So how do I just paste the image into Illustrator without any artboards?
Thankyou josel

It's not a good idea to open raster images using Illustrator. beter to link. If the image has layers in Photoshop, save as PDF. If not, then save as TIF. In a new Illustrator file, go to File > Place and place the file that way. You probably would be better off linking to the PSD or TIF in Illustrator instead of embedding, so turn on Link in the Place dialogue.

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