View Full Version : Using Photoshop files inside of Indesign and other q's...
08-30-2007, 06:18 AM
Hi all, I am moving to a printer who uses indesign (and was working with one who worked with PS) and i am new to indesign [old pagemaker peep generations ago] and have a few questions. In pre-flight, i see this:
1) I assume i have to convert the ps files to cmky, right? do i need to worry about embedded profiles? remove first?
2) Is there any advantage of doing the type in Indesign except for the obvious placement controls, ie. better in ID then PS? Will there be any loss of quality by just placing the PS file inside of the ID templates, which is the plan. I have a lot of reprints to do, and don't want to re-layout the type.
3) There is a plugin listed in the external plugins called Inbooklet.se.4x.pun...do i need to worry about that, whatever that is?
Well, thanks for ur help!!!
08-30-2007, 09:15 AM
type in indesign is vector based, while type in pshop will eventually be raster based, type in indesign is clear, smooth and crisp sharp on print, type in pshop may not print as nice.
08-30-2007, 10:21 AM
Hmmm...but if the type is not rasterized in photoshop, is it still raster-based? So would it be better to redo all the type in Indesign?!? If so, what's the fastest way to get all the type into ID, since dragging layers does not seem to work in CS2 suite (boy is that silly). thanks!!!
08-30-2007, 12:19 PM
Even if text is not rasterised in photoshop, it is eventually rasterised in your output format.
The fastest way seems to be select text, copy and paste. There's no quick way unfortunately.
But in truth, the proper and right workflow should have been, design, layout(graphics) in photoshop, text and all vectors in indesign.
08-30-2007, 12:29 PM
thanks, good to know. but ya don't find many (just one) printer here that takes indesign files. it's freehand or photoshop, and mostly the latter.
08-30-2007, 01:30 PM
Freehand is no more i think.
now the standard is InDesign.
Mixedupmacandpc, I highly recommend this book for you.
Real World Adobe Creative Suite 2
How to manage,intergrate, and synchronize all of the applications in the Suite
08-30-2007, 05:11 PM
Thanks krb, but books are not bountiful in this part of the world, ex. computer-related ones. There is no ebay. There is no postal service to speak of, except out-bound DHL for exporting cheap goods in bulk. There are only two state-run 747's, and they are both down. The major export is people, and the major import is said people's $$$s coming back home to roost.
but i would love to know if there is anything in the book on transferring layers between CS2 suite products. Hoping there is more of that support in CS3 Suite...
Mixedupmacandpc, I had so many of your same questions when first learning InDesign.
Do not feel alone! :)
First I learned Photoshop, then Illustrator then finally InDesign.
The book I recommended helped me over the hump with a zillion questions of how to work with the entire Suite.
The book is available on Amazon.
Perhaps somelse can help you get the book to your part of the world.
Best of luck, Kathryn
[Edited on 8/30/2007 by KRB]
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