If you’re new to using Indesign or Photoshop, certain things can be confusing. I will list some steps here.
- Open an image in Photoshop (com O)
- Create a New file in Indesign (com N)
- Place an image into Indesign (com D)
As reviewed in class:
- Image files should be saved in .TIFF format for print
- Any image for print should be 300 dpi (Photoshop>Image size)
- Resolution & resizing in Photoshop: (Photoshop>Image size>unclick Resample>resolution 300 & the file size will automatically be smaller in dimension)
- JPG files are for the web (i.e. your learning portfolio)(Photoshop>Save for web)
- There are 2 boxes that hold an image:
- the blue bounding box is the area the image sits inside
- the orange bounding box is the image size (be careful of distorting the dimensions using this box. Hold down shift key to keep dimensions proportional)
- To make an image display properly: click on Image; Object>Display Performance>High Quality
- The High quality will remain only while the file is open. It goes away once the file is closed.
- Export (com D) file as a PDF (for print, not interactive)