Join David Blatner for an in-depth discussion in this video Placing Illustrator images in InDesign, part of InDesign: Working with Photoshop and Illustrator.
- I have an Illustrator file here, looks pretty good,…but I need to get it into my InDesign document.…So how am I going to save it?…Well, if I go to the File menu…I'll notice that there's an Export feature.…But you generally don't want to use Export…if your file is headed for InDesign.…The Export feature does let you save…your Illustrator document as a PSD file,…a native Photoshop file,…so that you can open it, layers and all, in Photoshop.…And that's very cool,…but it's not really helpful for InDesign.…
Now as I said in the last movie,…if you're creating graphics for ebooks…or interactive publications…you might want to use Save for Web.…But remember that this feature converts…all of your vectors to bitmap images,…like a PNG or a JPEG.…Now in the vast majority of cases…when it comes to saving your Illustrator graphics…you're not going to want that.…You're going to want to save them in a format…that InDesign can read and which maintains…the sharp edged vector curves.…Those paths that stay smooth no matter how much…
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