Join David Blatner for an in-depth discussion in this video Hiding and showing layers, part of InDesign: Working with Photoshop and Illustrator.
- Keep your options open.…That's what my mom always taught me.…No, actually, she didn't say that.…But you should keep your options open.…And one of the best ways to keep your options open…is to separate different parts of your illustrator…and photo shop images onto different layers.…And in in design too.…When you use layers, you're applying a sense of order…and structure to your document.…And that's important, not just when you're creating…or editing your graphics, but for when you…place them in in design too.…
Why?…Because in design can see those layers…inside placed graphics, and it can even turn them on or off.…You know, hide them or make them visible,…without you having to edit the original document.…And this is very cool because it gives you options.…Unless you use the same document for more than one thing.…In other words, it makes you efficient.…So, here in this photo shop document,…you can see over here in the layers panel…that we have a bunch of layers.…And some are visible and some aren't, right?…So now, I'm going to switch over to in design,…
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