Join David Blatner for an in-depth discussion in this video When to convert images to CMYK, part of InDesign Insider Training: Working with Photoshop and Illustrator.
- I'm in Photoshop and you can see up here in the title bar…that this image is an RGB image,…and I'm going to say something radical.…It's OK to leave your Photoshop images as RGB…and place them as RGB into InDesign.…When I go to conferences and workshops around the world,…I find there are always people who gasp when I say this…because they were taught to always convert to CMYK…before placing images into InDesign.…But when I ask them why they do that,…they just say "well, because I was told to."…So I'm telling you different now: leave them as RGB.…
InDesign can display them great and print them great…and it can even convert all your images…to CMYK when you make your PDF if you want it to.…That is so much more efficient than the old 20th century way…of converting images one at a time.…Now of course if somebody already converted…your images to CMYK, then there's not really any point…in converting back to RGB.…The damage is already done.…As my friend the late great Photoshop expert…Bruce Fraser always said,…"You can't put the toothpaste back in the tube."…
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