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bring in a CMYK transparent object file into InDesign?

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Oct 31, 2022 Oct 31, 2022

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I am making a poster for print in InDesign. I have edited a photograph in Photoshop. It has a transparent background. What file format do I use to get into InDesign? I have discovered .PNGs only make RGB files. Please and thank you.

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PSD or TIFF would be for complete raster images.

 

If your image has vector masks, vector shapes or live text layers - then save as a Photoshop PDF and enable editing capabilities when saving.

 

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Enabling editing capabilities would be for pdf only to allow to open the pdf in Photoshop again to make further edits.

 

When saving the TIFF check the > Save Transparency box on the bottom left.

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PSD or TIFF would be for complete raster images.

 

If your image has vector masks, vector shapes or live text layers - then save as a Photoshop PDF and enable editing capabilities when saving.

 

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Thank you, Eugene! I tried everything but a TIFF. I am new and appreciate your time to respond. I tried the enabled editing capabilities but could not get the background transpartcy.

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Enabling editing capabilities would be for pdf only to allow to open the pdf in Photoshop again to make further edits.

 

When saving the TIFF check the > Save Transparency box on the bottom left.

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Even if your document is intended for print, leave your images in RGB. Conversion to CMYK will be done when you will export the file to PDF.

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What is wrong with using a native Photoshop (.psd) file?

 

David Creamer: Community Expert, Adobe Certified Instructor, and Adobe Certified Expert (since 1995)

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f you have text, pixels and vectors combined, psd will handover only pixels, with pdf you get vectors as vector, text as text.

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I know that, but it wasn't mentioned by the OP and if they were trying a PNG, it couldn't have been a major issue.

 

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InDesign will rasterise text, vectors from a psd to the resolution of the Photoshop file.

 

Pdf it will not do that.

 

If you're printingdirectly from Photoshop psd or tiff is fine.

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