I'm creating an image in Ps with a transparent background to use as print media in Id. I'm finding that, to maintain my transparency, I can only do this as a PNG document. The PNG format will only allow me to save as in RGB. I need CMYK. Any suggestions?
Yes, when I save simply as "Photoshop" I can place it in InDesign but I lose the transparency, i.e. I get a white background. Also, I don't know what you mean by "non-lossy compression".
In CS6 I have multiple Photoshop save possibilities:
Would it matter to select something other than "Photoshop"?
Thank you! This was quite helpful, as it did indeed work, but it brings me another question...
The following indentical versions have all been saved in Photoshop to be use in InDesign for print media:
The only version that consistently works and prints well is the PDF.
My question is this: Does InDesign care how large (how many Megabytes) my images are? Will my printer care? i.e. What are the pros & cons of the file size for InDesign and when I take the project to my printer.
Please understand that I am a relative newbie to the desktop publishing & graphic design world. I believe I would be catagorized as an "advanced beginner" and a good student.
Thank you for any insight you can give,
A TIFF should save a transparent background. From a previous post.
There’s no transparency support in tiffs
That is not correct - TIFF supports transparency.
Some other applications may not support TIFF transparency correctly, but the file format does support it, and Photoshop's TIFF code supports transparency.
Yes, when I save simply as "Photoshop" I can place it in InDesign but I lose the transparency
You seem to be doing something wrong then.
psd supports transparency and Indesign can handle psd files.
Could you please post a screenshot with the Layers Panel visible?
WIll you pass on the indd file or a pdf?
In the latter case working with placed rgb images is OK because one can separate on pdf export (for example PDF/X-1).
Yes, when I save simply as "Photoshop" I can place it in InDesign but I lose the transparency, i.e. I get a white background [...]
Make sure Layers is enabled in the Save As dialog when saving to PSD, PSB, TIFF or PDF, otherwise the file will contain an opaque flattened image.