Join David Blatner for an in-depth discussion in this video The problem of blending modes, part of InDesign: Working with Photoshop and Illustrator.
- In the last movie, I talked about how InDesign honors…the transparency inside your…Photoshop and Illustrator graphics.…But, there's a caveat that I need to share with you.…While opacity always works,…InDesign sometimes has trouble with blending modes.…Specifically, InDesign cannot seem to see…Photoshop's blending modes.…And unfortunately, InDesign users…often get bitten by this,…without understanding what's going on.…So, I'm going to show you kind of an extreme example,…just for the sake of demonstration.…
Here in this document,…I have kind of a blue drop shadow around this guy.…And I want to set it to multiply…because, as you know, the multiply blending mode…always makes things darker, right?…Now, I could select this whole image,…and then go to the InDesign Effects Panel…and change the blending mode to multiply.…But, of course, that's not what I want.…I want just the glow to have that effect.…But notice while we're here,…that the glow does get darker.…It kind of burns into the background.…
That's what multiply does.…
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