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Photoshop-Illustrator-InDesign Powercombo for Design

via LinkedIn Learning


Learn how to use a combination of Adobe Illustrator, InDesign, and Photoshop to speed up workflows, leverage native file formats, layers, snippets, comps, and more.

Explore ways to use Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, and Adobe InDesign as a powerhouse combination to save time, simplify workflow, and create impressive work. Discover the value and benefits of using native file formats in each application to make round-tripping easy, and learn how you can speed up production workflows using techniques involving nesting, snippets, layers, comps, and more. This course also covers importing and exporting, file placement, working with artboards, embedding files, linking files, and sharing between applications.


1. A Powerful Combination
  • Using Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign together
2. Using Photoshop Content in InDesign
  • Working with Photoshop layers
  • Creating layer comps in Photoshop
  • Using Photoshop layer comps
  • Using Photoshop snippets
  • Creating a Photoshop clipping path
  • Using Photoshop paths
  • Using Photoshop alpha channels
  • Grayscale images for monotone print
  • Grayscale images for duotone print
  • Vector Photoshop content in InDesign
3. Using Illustrator Content in InDesign
  • Illustrator layers in InDesign
  • Illustrator artboards in InDesign
  • Deciding between layers or artboards
4. Using InDesign Content in InDesign
  • Nesting InDesign documents
  • Imposing a document in InDesign
  • Exporting snippets from Adobe InDesign
  • Importing snippets into Adobe InDesign
  • Linking text between files
5. Placing Native Files in Illustrator
  • Placing and updating a Photoshop file
  • Using Photoshop layers comps
  • Placing and updating an Illustrator file
6. Placing and Linking Content in Photoshop
  • Embedding artwork from an Illustrator file
  • Linking Illustrator files
  • Placing and updating a Photoshop file
  • Applying nested layer comps
  • Placing and linking InDesign content
7. Exchanging Colors between Applications
  • Colors via Creative Cloud Libraries
  • How to export colors as an ASE file
  • Exchanging native Photoshop swatches
  • Exchanging native InDesign swatches
  • Exchanging native Illustrator swatches
8. Updates and Conclusion
  • Keep in touch

Taught by

Bart Van de Wiele

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