InDesign and Photoshop: One way that they work together.
- Editing an image within InDesign
- Cutting out backgrounds in Photoshop
Download both images:
Class demo & activity: Working between InDesign & Photoshop
- Create a new ID document: Letter, (8.5 x 11 inches), .5 inch margins, no bleed
- Create a background box for your page that goes edge to edge on all sides and fill it with a color of your choice
- Place the Earth and City/Sky photos above into your ID document
- Using the Selection Tool (filled in arrow at the top of the tools), select the image of your Earth and go to: Edit>Edit with>Adobe Photoshop CS6. This will open your earth image in PS.
- Cut out the background white using the magic wand tool. Save the image and go back to ID. Your image should now be the earth with no back ground white.
- Now Place the City/sky image in Indesign. We are going to learn some different methods of cutting out backgrounds in PS.
- Using the Selection Tool (filled in arrow at the top of the tools), select the image of the building image and go to: Edit>Edit with>Adobe Photoshop CS6. This will open your image in PS.
- When you are done experimenting wth different methods of cutting out the background. Bring in an image to PS to replace the sky. When done save the file and go back to ID, to see how it looks.
Student Learning Objective:
By listening to demo tutorials and hands-on learning, students will learn, and practice using InDesign and Photoshop in order to apply these skills to future projects.