Join David Blatner for an in-depth discussion in this video Managing transparency, part of InDesign Insider Training: Working with Photoshop and Illustrator.
- One of the most important features in InDesign…is its ability to control transparency.…And you know that you can control an object's transparency,…or opacity, in the "effects" panel, right?…But that just changes opacity for the whole thing,…the frame, or the text, or the image inside of a frame.…Like, I could select this graphic from Illustrator,…and this image from PhotoShop, and I could change the…opacity of both of those to say 50 percent.…Now I can see through them.…I'll move them on top of the text, and you can see…they're partially transparent.…
So, that's cool,…but if you want to change the transparency for…just a portion of an image,…then you need to do that in the original program.…In this case, Photoshop or Illustrator.…However, there are a few subtle or…hidden features that let you manage that transparency…here in InDesign, and I just want to take a moment…to share those with you.…I'm gonna go ahead and delete these images,…and I'm gonna switch over to Photoshop.…Now you can see in this image,…there's a bunch of checkerboard.…
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