I've got a few PSDs with no background in my InDesign file. They are on top of a solid-color box. Example: a PSD of a pencil with no background, on top of a blue box in InDesign.
Everything shows up great on screen, but when I print it, wherever the image box (pencil pic) overlaps the blue box, the blue is a different shade. It's like the transparency in the photoshop file is creating a fog on top of the blue box, instead of being absolutely clear. Does that make sense?
Are there any settings I should be looking for in the PSD? I'm trying to avoid making a path around each of my images.
Thanks for any help.
Make certain that the transparent area is truly void of information. (Use the eyedropper tool or Command-click the layer and view it in quick mask.) Also, make sure there are no 'Effects' applied to either box in InDesign. (You can also try using a layered TIFF. Make sure that you select 'Save Transparency' when saving.
I checked out that link and followed the instructions. Also, reading the comments lead to me discovering that I had to disable "color corrections" in my printer settings.
I am shocked by the result! The colors are so much better! I wish I had known that my printer was messing with my colors all these years.
Thanks for the very helpful link.