4 Replies Latest reply on Jan 20, 2012 2:23 PM by Peter Spier

    Editing Layered Photoshop Templates in InDesign

    AsheDesign.com Level 1

      I'm wondering if anyone can answer a couple of questions.  I have a project which involves thousands of pre-existing Photoshop templates that need to be brought into InDesign CS5 so I can edit the layers and label certain layers with a script which will be read by another program. The problem I am having with each file is that I don't seem to be able to bring over the Photoshop layers (using the place command in InDesign) and retain the individual layers for editing or adding the script. I do see all of the layers in the "Object Layer Options" but only have the option to turn them on or off.  I've even tried to simply bring over one layer at a time, starting with a text layer, and don't see any way to edit the layer.  So my questions are:

       

      1. Can this even be done?

      2. If not, is there a plug in available that will allow for this?

      3. Is there another way to attempt this?

       

      Optimally, it would be best if I could simply tag the layers with a script in Photoshop CS5.5 but I see no way.

       

      I appreciate any help you may be able to offer.