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How can i import an image into Indesign from Photoshop?

Asked by nimarka1 (942points) November 30th, 2009

I created a layer mask in Photoshop, and when i import it into Indesign there is a white box around the “image” i imported. How can i make it go away or how can i do something similar to layer mask in Indesign. I know hot to use Photoshop, and i love it, but Indesign is newer for me and need help with it. Any other tips?

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forestGeek's avatar

Place the image, select it, then go to the menu Object -> Clipping Path which will open up a dialog box. From there you can InDesign which path to use in case you have multiple paths in the image. If you created the path correctly, this should work fine.

tomasreichmann's avatar

If you want to save some space, you can Save for web (Ctrl+alt+shift) as transparent PNG either 8 or 24 bit variant, depending on the volume of colours. If you are cautious around color profiles, you can always try TIFF or TGA, they should both support alpha transparency and embedded color profiles. Plain drag and drop into Indesign works ok with them.

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