Join David Blatner for an in-depth discussion in this video Moving InDesign artwork via Export, part of InDesign Insider Training: Working with Photoshop and Illustrator.
- The second way to get InDesign artwork…into Illustrator or Photoshop…is to simply export the InDesign file…in a format that those other programs understand.…I have my global ad for PDF export document open here…from the exercise files folder,…and so I'll go to the file menu…and choose export.…Now down here in the format popup menu…I can choose which format I want to export as.…If you're just trying to export a bit-mapped image…to open in Photoshop, you could choose JPEG or PNG.…
Those both let you choose the resolution and so on,…but I consider this the quick and dirty method.…That is you're not going to get…the highest quality conversion.…It's totally fine for making a bit-mapped comp for a client,…but if you need maximum quality…then the best way to move content…from InDesign into Photoshop or Illustrator…is to export as a print PDF,…then open or place that PDF in one of the other programs.…So, let me show you how.…I'll save this as a print PDF,…and I don't want to go into all of these settings…for the moment, so I'm just going to choose PDF/X4.…
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