1 Reply Latest reply on Jul 30, 2014 1:34 PM by John Mensinger

    is it possible to make the background of an image transparent in indesign?

    ted.kang@mascon.com

      is it possible to make the background of an image transparent in indesign?

        • 1. Re: is it possible to make the background of an image transparent in indesign?
          John Mensinger Adobe Community Professional & MVP

          It's not necessarily the best way, but depending on the image content, you might be able to get an acceptable result with the options under Object > Clipping Path...

           

          EDIT: So technically, the answer to your question is: No, but you can apply a clipping path to hide the background.

           

          Also, again depending on the image content, as well as the underlying content, it might be possible to use blend modes in the Effects panel to render the background transparent.

           

          Background removal is best done in Photoshop, where the image can then be saved as .PSD and its native transparency will be honored when placed in InDesign.