Join David Blatner for an in-depth discussion in this video Copying and pasting into InDesign, part of InDesign: Working with Photoshop and Illustrator.
- It's hard to remember that there was even a time…before Copy and Paste.…It has become such a natural part of how people work.…You select something,…and then copy it by going to the Edit menu…and choosing Copy or, more likely,…pressing cmd c on the Mac, or ctrl c on Windows,…and that places a copy of the selection…on something called the Clipboard,…and then, as you know,…you can paste whatever's on the Clipboard somewhere else.…Now, in InDesign, by default, when you paste,…InDesign positions the object in the center of the screen,…not the page technically, but the screen,…or, of course, if you have a text cursor active…and flashing inside of a text frame,…then the text or object gets pasted there instead,…and, of course, you can copy and paste…not just here inside of InDesign,…but from one program to another,…but, just because you can do something,…doesn't mean you should.…
For example, I mentioned in an earlier movie…that I strongly discourage people…from copying pixels out of Photoshop…and pasting them into InDesign.…
Here David Blatner, cohost of InDesign Secrets.com, goes over placing images from Illustrator and Photoshop, copying and pasting InDesign artwork, managing color and transparency, and dealing with linked images, vectors, layers, and more. By the end of the course, you should be able to move seamlessly between the three tools, getting the results you want and without losing formatting, sharpness, or quality.
- Placing Photoshop and Illustrator artwork in InDesign
- Copying InDesign artwork into Photoshop and Illustrator
- Sharing color swatches
- Managing transparency in linked artwork
- Keeping Photoshop text and vectors sharp
- Converting images to CMYK