- Before we jump in to exploring how InDesign works with Illustrator and PhotoShop I'm assuming that you know InDesign at least reasonably well already. For example, you should already know how to create and edit InDesign documents. Now, if you're brand new to InDesign I strongly recommend that before you watch this title you take a look at my title called InDesign CC Essential Training. here in the online training library. You might even want to review my title called InDesign Insider Training: Beyond the Essentials.
Now those two titles will really give you the foundation to excel in this course. The movies in this course are designed to be watched in order from the first chapter to the last. But take that as more of a suggestion than a rule. If you want to jump around from movie to movie as your interest guides you you'll still be able to learn that way too.
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