Daily InDesign question: Clipping paths etc

Discussion in 'Design and Graphics' started by MacBoobsPro, Jul 30, 2008.

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    MacBoobsPro

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    #1
    How do I get a TIFF with an alpha channel or clipping path (preferably Alpha Channel) to work in InDesign?
     
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    macstudent

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    Select the object and go to Object > Clipping path. Now choose the path or channel that you need.
     
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    jdl8422

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    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.
     
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    IgnatiusTheKing

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    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.
     

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