Photoshop file into InDesign Doc - Best way to import?

Discussion in 'Design and Graphics' started by bluetooth, Jun 28, 2007.

  1. bluetooth macrumors 6502a

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    I recently set a report cover up in Photoshop with some gradients etc. The client approved but has asked for the Document to be setup in InDesign as they will be flowing text themselves.

    I am an oldskool "Quark" guy but do know some of the ins and outs of InDesign. I just purchased Adobe CS3 and am wondering what the best way is to go about doing this.

    Is it best to just save as Photoshop .eps and import cover as a whole ( al la Quark) OR is there another easier way to import/export - copy and paste etc.

    Any advice would be appreciated.

    thanks,
     
  2. tobefirst macrumors 68040

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    Just save it as a regular photoshop file and do a cmd-D (place) on it. That's it. Seriously.
     
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  4. LeviG macrumors 65816

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    I usually just group all the layers in photoshop and then drag across into indesign (and this is in windows) :)
     
  5. bluetooth thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Do you guys usually flatten the file first - then drag?

    I feel like I have been living in the dark ages with Quark :eek:
     
  6. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

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    In Quark, I use layered TIFFs for certain layouts... although on most things I'll flatten them just to put a little unsharp masking on many items.

    I've had problems with layered Photoshop files in earlier versions of InDesign.
     
  7. tobefirst macrumors 68040

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    There's really no need to flatten. There may have been in the past, as BV alludes to, but I've been using InDesign daily since the original CS and it works flawlessly with layered files.
     
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