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
Skill Level Intermediate
- Hi, I'm David Blatner, the co-host of InDesign Secrets.com. And this is InDesign Insider Training: Working with Photoshop and Illustrator. Designers and production artists like me often live inside these three Adobe programs, constantly switching back and forth. And so it's critical to make these apps work together in harmony. In this course, I'm going to step you through everything you need to know, from the basics of saving files and placing them into your InDesign documents, to when you should use copy and paste, and more importantly, when you shouldn't.
I'll show you how to manage transparency and layers and how to get the best output by choosing the right files formats and workflows. Whether you create documents for print or screen, these tips will save you time and increase the quality of your work. I've been using InDesign since 1999, and Photoshop and Illustrator for over two decades. So, come along with me, and get the insider story on working with Photoshop and Illustrator.