Join David Blatner for an in-depth discussion in this video Keeping Photoshop text and vectors sharp, part of InDesign: Working with Photoshop and Illustrator.
- Most people think of Photoshop…as an image editing program,…but the truth is that it's really more of a hybrid tool,…part pixel editing and part vector drawing tool.…It has features to do both,…so you can use the Pen Tool,…the Rectangle Tool, the Line Tool,…those things all make vector paths or objects.…Also, the Type Tool makes objects.…Most people just think of them as type layers,…but they're really vector shapes.…That is why you can scale them or rotate them,…and Photoshop always makes them look as good as it can,…given the current image resolution.…
So the problem isn't how to make vector art…in Photoshop, that's easy.…The problem is how to get them out of Photoshop.…A lot of people think that if you add text…to a Photoshop file, like this for example,…and then save it as a PSD file,…a native Photoshop document,…and then place that in InDesign…the type will be nice, sharp vectors,…but it ain't so.…Let's look.…I'm going to switch over to InDesign…and I've placed that same PSD file…here inside this InDesign document.…
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