Join David Blatner for an in-depth discussion in this video Placing Photoshop images in InDesign, part of InDesign: Working with Photoshop and Illustrator.
- I'm in Photoshop, looking at an image,…and I need to get this picture into InDesign.…But how? What should I think about before saving it?…Or maybe I should just select it all and copy it to…the clipboard and paste it into InDesign.…Actually, I can answer that one right now: No.…Don't do that. In general, you don't want to…copy and paste Photoshop images into InDesign.…It can work, but InDesign is just not really set up to…handle bitmap images pasted in.…
For example, sometimes colors get messed up…when you print or export documents with pasted images,…because there's really no way for InDesign to…manage them properly, and you can do…so much more with Photoshop images when you…place them instead of pasting them.…So, I strongly urge you not to copy and paste…pixels from any program into InDesign.…Instead, you should save the document…and then use InDesign's Place feature.…
Let's look at saving first, and actually,…even before I head to the Save As dialog box,…I want to look around at the document.…I can see, down here in the lower right corner,…
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