Join David Blatner for an in-depth discussion in this video Managing layer comps, part of InDesign Insider Training: Working with Photoshop and Illustrator.
- In the last movie I showed how to turn layers on and off…inside your placed graphics, by choosing…Object, Layer, Options from the Object menu.…Now I closed that document without saving it,…so let's go ahead and place the same Photoshop file…in this new, untitled document.…I'll press command D or ctrl D on Windows,…choose my document, starts with the word layerman,…and then click open.…Now I'll drag this out onto my page.…All right, like I said, you can go to the Object menu,…choose Object Layer Options, and you can turn these layers…on and off, but the problem here…is that if you have more than just a few layers,…it becomes a real hassle to figure out…which ones to turn on or off.…
Fortunately, if you're placing Photoshop files,…you can take advantage of something called Layer Comps.…These are kind of like sets of multiple layers…that you can turn on and off at the same time,…but actually, Layer Comps let you do far more than that.…And if you haven't used Layer Comps before,…you're going to be amazed.…This is a very powerful feature in Photoshop,…
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