Photoshop layers to InDesign

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Feb 17, 2022 Feb 17, 2022

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Hi, 

I would like to import a file with 6 layers from Photoshop to In Design.

When I import it to Indesign, all layers are like merged, I have only one layer with all elements. 

How can I import and keep each layer ? 

 

Thank you so much for your help!

 

Sarah

 

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Feb 17, 2022 Feb 17, 2022

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Hi Sarah,

could you show a screenshot of the Layers panel in PhotoShop plus a screenshot of the Layers tab of the import options before you place that PhotoShop file?

 

Also: What's your version of InDesign and PhotoShop?

What is your operating system version?

 

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Uwe Laubender

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Feb 17, 2022 Feb 17, 2022

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Turn on Show Import Options on placing and select the parameters you want:

which layers to show/hide and whether to keep InDesign's layer visibility overrides

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That's exactly what I did but the different layers are imported in only one layer in InDesign.  

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Do you mean that you want to get each Photoshop layer on separate InDesign layers? It is not possible unless you create the InDesign layers before importing the file, then import several times the PSD file, using the object layers options.

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Yes excatly, get each Photoshop layer on separate Indesign layers ( in one time). 

If I understood well, I have to import each layer one by one? 

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Yes. If your PSD file has 6 layers, you need to create 6 different layers in InDesign, then import the PSD file, and duplicate it on each InDesign layer, then activate the PSD layer you want to for each occurrence of the PSD file. But why would you need this?

Maybe there is a script to do this, @Kasyan Servetsky is a script specialist. I am sure he knows that.

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