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    Keano, I hear you also.
    I still think it would be so much quicker and easier starting with InD.

    To take all these photos and export them out as tiffs and place in ID would take too long.
    Nope.
    I shift+click all my photos in the Bridge, drag and drop right into the InD file. Then click to place (cursor is loaded) photos on their pages. (takes a nano second).
    Well some have to be resized and update the link. No biggie.

    InD support psd files. No need to even convert to tiffs.

    Shouldn't really be noticeable don't you think?
    I do not know. You will have the ask the person doing the printing and tell him how you created the file.

    BTW, I work on educational books with hundreds of pages.

    Kathryn

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    I shift+click all my photos in the Bridge, drag and drop right into the InD file. Then click to place (cursor is loaded) photos on their pages. (takes a nano second). Well some have to be resized and update the link. No biggie. InD support psd files. No need to even convert to tiffs.
    This is cool. I am learning some things LOL! Here's my problem though let me know what you think. In ID I do have 38 pages laid out, sized etc. But the photos in PS layout all have a border on them and shadow. I also have them changed to smart objects in case I need to resize them with no jaggies.

    When I dragged one of these images from PS into ID I get the same photo with the effect but also a black box behind it. To do it the right way which I think your saying is to take each image add effect in PS and then save that as its own PS file. do this for all photos. Then drag into ID right?

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    keano, to better advise you, please post some screen shot please.
    Photoshop and InD.

    I usually do effects in InDesign, like drop shadows. Not in Photoshop.
    I create Object Styles and apply them to the Container. The container acts as a clipping mask. Your image is the Contents.
    I apply InD strokes also to the Container not the Contents (image)
    Really you can do whatever.

    Also you have not stated which version of InDesign you are using.
    I have CS3 and CS4. Mac.
    I did not install all the earlier versions on this computer.

    Keano, I learn something new each time I turn on the computer!
    We learn from each other here.

    My time will be limited during the week, so my replies might be bit slower.

    Thanks K

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    Cool I will post some stuff later on I wish they had ability on the forum here to post pics as attachments.
    thx for help btw

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    keano, you are welcome.

    In the meantime to get your feet wet, I recommend these two books on InDesign.
    Adobe InDesign CS4 One-On-One by Deke McClelland
    InDesign CS4 for Macintosh and Windows: Visual QuickStart Guide by Sandee Cohen

    For additional support and training, research some of the other InDesign experts.
    Here are just a few:
    David Blatner
    Anne-Marie Concepcion
    Olav Martin Kvern
    Ted LoCascio

    [Edited on 5/17/2010 by KRB]

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    When I dragged one of these images from PS into ID I get the same photo with the effect but also a black box behind it
    One thought, you have your Object Style defaulting to Black Fill.
    The Black fill is on your Container/frame and maybe your PS has a transparent background in parts.

    Try this:
    Select using the Selection Tool (Black Arrow) and Fill color with None.
    The Direct Selection Tool (White Arrow) selects your image.

    Look over your Window>Object Styles Panel.
    Lots of Basic Attributes and Effects!
    I have my Basic Graphic Frame set to no color Fill and no color Stroke .

    I create and assign custom Styles as needed. (Character, Paragraph and Objects)

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    I will try those tips thanks. I am a member of Lynda.com so will check that out. Problem is time. Never enough time.

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    Lynda is an excellent source.
    I have a monthly subscription.

    Yeah, never enough time.
    Then along comes another version and the training starts again.

    K

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    Hi,

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