Keep InDesign Layer Visibility for Re-Imported PSD File?

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Jul 02, 2021 Jul 02, 2021

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When re-import a PSD file with layers turned off or on in InDesign, I get a message that says "...psd has differennt layers than the imported version. The link will be updated with the source file's current layer visibility settings." Is it possible to import the PSD file preserving the layer visibility  as definied in InDesign?

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Adobe Community Professional , Jul 02, 2021 Jul 02, 2021
Best way to keep layer visibility is to work with layer compositions. In Photoshop save the layer visibility as you need them in other programs (visibility, position, etc) in a Layer Composition (Window > Layer Comps) In InDesign (same in Illustrator) go to File > Place…  Activate in the dialog show import options In Import Options select the Layer Composition for this project. Any other method of manually selecting layer visibility causes problems if later work is done in Photoshop. If y...

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Jul 02, 2021 Jul 02, 2021

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Hello @homeboy4 

I'm guessing you're seeing that message when you go to update the modified link.

If you set the Update Link Options to "Keep Layer visibility Overrides" before hand under the Object Layer Options that should work for you.

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Mike

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Check your InDesign Preferences

Last option in the screenshot

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Best way to keep layer visibility is to work with layer compositions.

  1. In Photoshop save the layer visibility as you need them in other programs (visibility, position, etc) in a Layer Composition (Window > Layer Comps)
  2. In InDesign (same in Illustrator) go to File > Place… 
  3. Activate in the dialog show import options
  4. In Import Options select the Layer Composition for this project.

 

Any other method of manually selecting layer visibility causes problems if later work is done in Photoshop. If you add or delete layers, take care that the different layer comps are updated correctly.

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Jul 11, 2021 Jul 11, 2021

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@homeboy4 wrote:

When re-import a PSD file with layers turned off or on in InDesign...


 

May I ask why you are reimporting the same image? We might be able to suggest a better workflow for you. 

~ Jane

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