Photoshop can only show you what is in the file. Whatever image and transparency data are in the PNG is exactly what Photoshop shows you.
It looks like in InDesign you have layers with different blend modes. But those can't be saved in PNG form -- PNG is just color and transparency, no layers, and no effects.
Thanks for the reply. That might be so, but that brings up the really confusing issue where a placed Illustrator CC file into ID CC has elements with transparency effects - when exporting it with other elements as a png, some transparency will be retained and others will be dropped.
The files (AI) placed into ID. The files naturally and correctly show with transparency etc. that have been applied to them in their native file, e.g the glass beaker which has multiple transparency effects.
Place the above png file into PS and it retains some of the transpancey from its native AI file and forgets about others.
which shows correctly, but place that into PS and the shadow e.g. beneath the beaker with its transparency effect is forgotten altogether and other parts retain their transparancey. But why?
So the claim that Adobe programmes have total integration across workflows etc. is not true or there is a bug? If it's neither and there's an answer I'd love to know.
Thanks in advance.
Message was edited by: BrandHOUSE. The file has no layers, but it does have shadows created and applied in ID, and these are carried over into the png when exporting it. So a png does carry effects etc.
Again, PNG is just a simple image file format - it does not have layers, or effects.
All it can contain is simple colors and transparency.
If the PNG contains the shadow, then the shadow will be shown in Photoshop. In this case it does contain the shadow, composited over white (which you see in your example).
No, Adobe programs do not have total integration, especially when you are trying to use file formats that cannot contain the data you are using.
Have you tried placing the original illustrator artwork as smart objects in Photoshop, and avoiding InDesign altogether?