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InDesign, image masking, layer visibility controls

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2 main sections:

2 main sections:
-Part 1, using hard-edged and soft-edged masks with InDesign
-Part 2, using InDesign layer visibility with Illustrator and Photoshop files

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    InDesign, image masking, layer visibility controls InDesign, image masking, layer visibility controls Presentation Transcript

    • InDesign and Image Masking
      Strategies for getting the most from your placed images in InDesign
      Matt Sullivan
      training director,roundpeg, inc.
    • Sorry for the ppt template!
      I was digging around for something with visual interest and couldn’t resist
      (I promise not to slam you with too many slides!)
    • Contact info
      Matt Sullivan
      matt@roundpeg.comblogs.roundpeg.commattrsullivan@mattrsullivan714 585-2335
    • AgendaPart 1-Masking
      Quick review of PSD/TIF/JPG and AI/PDF/WMF
      Discuss Prefs and Bridge as part of workflow
      Vector vs. bitmap masking
      Importance of the Pen tool
      Applying transparency and masks via InDesign and Photoshop
    • File Formats
      .PSD-Photoshop nativeContains layers, selections, masks, and other working material
      .TIFContains quality info, but not great for saving working material
      .JPG-Compressed JPEGLossy compression, no working material
    • Display Preferences
    • Bridge
      Rank
      Organize
      Camera Raw
      Filter
      Meta Data
    • Vector Masking (hard-edged)
      Good for inorganic objects
      Mask in Photoshop, not InDesign(allows reuse)
      Save named path in Photoshop
      Access path via InDesign, Object > Clipping Path
    • Bitmap Masking (soft-edged)
      Good for organic or fuzzy objects
      Achieved through savedChannels, or other Photoshop transparency
      Transparency in the Photoshop file is passed through to the InDesign file
    • Vector v. Bitmap Masking
      When done thoughtfully, assets are managed without tedious rework
      Choice may rely upon the backdrop of the image within InDesign
    • Importance ofthe Pen tool
      Nearly identical implementation in
      Illustrator
      InDesign
      Photoshop
      Helps in many places in all 3 applications
      Modify text frames
      Create artwork
      Control blends, groups, envelope distorts
    • AgendaPart 2-Layers
      Managing content through layers
      Creating adjustment layers for specific output devices
      Controlling layer visibility in Illustrator and Photoshop files
    • Managing layer visibility
      Examples:
      Logo versions
      Product options
      Comps for approval or multiple markets
    • ID layer visibility:Object > Object Layer Options
    • Photoshop layer tips
      Ways to affect .PSD display in InDesign:
      Layers
      Layer masks
      Adjustment layers
      Saved paths
    • Illustrator layer tips
      You can control display of only top-level Illustrator layers from InDesign
    • Adjustment layers for uncalibrated devices
      Specific solution for .PSD files placed into InDesign
      Create the required adjustment layer (or load a previously used layer) in your .PSD file
      Control the layer visibility through InDesign