Under Object Layer Options I would love to be able to apply effects to individual layers. If I can view / turn "off" or "on" individuals layers, then why not be able to apply effects as well?
For instance: say I have an image of an apple photographed on a white background, that includes a cast shadow, and I want to place that image on a colored background in InDesign. In Photoshop, I would build the file so the clipped apple is on layer 1. The cast shadow would be on layer 2 below.
When placed in InDesign, and using Object Layer Options, it would be great if I could set layer 1 to "normal" and layer 2 to "multiply"... thus having only the cast shadow multiplied to the colored background.
Currently my method would be to place the same apple image twice in InDesign (directly on top of each other). I then use Object Layer Options to hide the cast shadow on the top image and keep the object effect set at normal. For the bottom image, I set the entire image to multiply. I then group the two images together.
Not a tedious task by any means, but having the ability to apply different layer effects to a single image would streamline the process.
BTW: does Adobe review the Feature Requests posted in this forum, or only those posted using their wishform address?: https://www.adobe.com/cfusion/mmform/index.cfm?name=wishform.
You can place the photoshop file of the layered apple image within InDesign and InDesign will retain the each layer's properties. So the if the apple is 100% opaque in the PSD file and the shadow has an opacity of 50%, then the placed PSD file will have a solid apple and a 50% transparent shadow in InDesign.
I've seen that technique used if the shadow is built using black ink only. Does it still work if the shadow is a process blend?
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Date: Mon, 12 Dec 2011 13:56:11 -0700
Subject: Re: Effects using Object Layer Options Effects using Object Layer Options
Re: Effects using Object Layer Options
I have the same workflow as ceelau. Attached: The top car is a Photoshop image with two layers. One with a cut out car and the other not cut out and with the Multiply attribute applied. InDesign is not honoring the Multiplied layer.
The bottom car has two photos, stacked: one with the clipped car and the other not clipped and Multiplied in InDesign. This is the desired look I would like to achieve with one Photoshop image.
I must be missing something. It seems basic that InDesign should honor the Multiply Object Layer created in Photoshop.
Can anyone help on this topic?