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
Re: Effects using Object Layer Options
Yeah it'll still work. It'll work in CMYK or RGB as well.
It's pretty cool. I never place tiffs anymore for any project. I primarily use PSDs for print and web projects now just for that reason.
Won't a reduced opacity shadow look differently than a shadow that is multiplied to the background? Or do they still look pretty much the same?
Multiply effects in PSD images does not work well in InDesign. I had a white glow when i printed.
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?