Join David Blatner for an in-depth discussion in this video Copying text from one program to another, part of InDesign Insider Training: Working with Photoshop and Illustrator.
- Okay, here's the problem.…Illustrator and Photoshop were both originally written…way back, over 25 years ago, and InDesign came out…a decade later, and one of the biggest differences…between InDesign and the other two programs,…is how it handles text, what's called the…"Text Engine," the underlying code that says…how text should look, where it should…go on the page and so on.…So that Text Engine is so different that there's…no good way to move formatted text from…InDesign to Illustrator or Photoshop, keep it editable…and make sure it looks the same.…
I mean, like we saw in the last movie, I could…export this file as a PDF and place it in Illustrator…or Photoshop, and then the text would look the same…but it's not editable, or I could open the PDF in…Illustrator but that often converts some of my text…to outlines, or it puts every line of text, sometimes…even partial words, in its own point text object.…So, it kind of works but it's also…no longer really editable.…What I want to be able to do is just grab the "Type" tool,…
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