View Full Version : Daily InDesign question: Clipping paths etc

Jul 30, 2008, 08:34 AM
How do I get a TIFF with an alpha channel or clipping path (preferably Alpha Channel) to work in InDesign?

Jul 30, 2008, 08:41 AM

Jul 30, 2008, 08:53 AM
Select the object and go to Object > Clipping path. Now choose the path or channel that you need.

Jul 30, 2008, 09:21 AM
Thanks :)

Jul 30, 2008, 05:31 PM
I would advise you not to use alpha channels or transparent tiffs and to create a clipping path in photoshop and save it as a tiff. I used alpha channels on a piece that was being printed on a web press and the path did not show up on my computer or on a laser printer, but the press proof has ghost around the image. If you are unsure how to do a clipping path PM me.

Jul 30, 2008, 06:49 PM
Since we're talking about it, why not just use a layered tiff or PSD with transparency instead? That's what I usually do and have never had a problem.