Normally you should use AI or PDF/X-4 for the import in InDesign. Why would someone require a JPG?
A JPG with vector and text is also problematic due to its compression artifacts.
But if you are insisting tin doing so ,
- export that file to PSD. Keep layers and type alive.
- Open that file in Photoshop, convert type to a path. Select this path.
- Open the Path Panel.
- The selected layer's path is seen in oblique letters.
- Drag them to the new path button at the bottom of the panel.
- Flatten the image to the Background.
- Define that Path as Clipping path.
- When you import that file to InDesign you can select the clipping path.
- With right mouse click you can convert that clipping path to the picture's frame.
Can you show us a screen capture of the graphic? It's almost certain jpeg is an inappropriate format for anything you create in Illustrator, so, as Willi says, saving as .ai or PDF and placing that in InDesign (be sure to show import options and choose transparent background) would be a better method.
I will try this later, but wouldn't you have to save it, and jpeg doesn't keep clipping paths?
That should be saved in a vector format, either AI or PDF.
When you make this white in Illustrator, make sure you turn OFF overprinting in the Attributes panel or it will not knock out in InDesign (and set the import option to transparent background in ID's Place dialog).
For this kind of graphic, you should NEVER use JPG.
If you need it for print, use AI or PDF/X-4.
If you need it for web or MS office, use PNG with transparency.
If you need it for some kind of preview, use PNG.
Yes, Save As. The only thing I would change is don't embed any profile so it will assume the same working profile of the document when you place it into ID. Make sure the Illustrator document color mode is set to CMYK.
Thank you everyone for your help, i apologize for beginner questions
Ask them why they are insisting on a jpeg when it is not the best format for this. Perhaps if they understand the issues, they will be willing to choose something that will look good as the masthead. Perhaps...
You have a white Logo. Be sure that white is NOT set to overprint, otherwise, it would be invisible. In the current version it is not easy to do this error, but if the file was created in an older version in black, it could happen easily.
Vectors without transparency effects have no resolution. If you use effects, be sure that in Effects > Document Raster settings the resolution is high enough.
Save without an embedded profile.