Join David Blatner for an in-depth discussion in this video Using advanced image transparency, part of InDesign CS4 Beyond the Basics.
In the last movie I put a clipping path around this image using Detect Edges.…It was pretty sharp and rough, not very pleasant to look at. Now let's use real…alpha transparency, where the pixels blend into the background softly. …I happened to know that this image is flattened; there is no transparent pixels…at all. In fact, if I Option+Double click on this or Alt+Double click in…Windows, it opens it right up in Photoshop and I can look in the Layers panel…and see it's a background layer. There is no transparency here. However, I also…happen to know that if I look in the Channels panel, there are a couple of…additional Channels in here. We call this Alpha Channels. Anything that's an…additional channel is an Alpha Channel and we can use these to get our…transparency back in InDesign.…
I will switch back to InDesign and I am going to reimport this image, but this…time with the transparency. So I will open the Links panel. I will make sure…the image is selected in the Links panel and I will click on Relink. I will…
- Automating with Data Merge and XML
- Optimizing page layouts
- Using advanced effects
- Creating interactive documents
- Integrating with Illustrator
Skill Level Intermediate
1. Shortcuts You Have to Know
2. Grids, Guides, and Columns
3. Layout Techniques
4. Images, Paths, and Effects
5. Text and Typography
6. Text Styles
7. Long Documents
8. Interactive Documents
9. Color Techniques
10. Color Management
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