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Real World Print Production with Adobe Creative Suite Applications by Claudia McCue

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Transparency

Adding effects such as ghosted areas or drop shadows is an easy way to add visual interest to images. Such effects are no longer limited to Photoshop, but as you step outside Photoshop to incorporate those effects, you’ll encounter some challenges. Since you can incorporate Photoshop files into Illustrator drawings and Adobe InDesign pages, it’s important to realize that you’re governed by the limitations of those programs. Just because Photoshop can handle an effect doesn’t mean that other programs can interpret that content correctly.

For example, Illustrator and InDesign both honor transparency in placed Photoshop files, but neither program correctly handles Photoshop blending modes. Transparency and blending may sound like interchangeable ...

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