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

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Alternative Silhouetting Methods

Here’s some good news for those who loathe the Pen tool. Since version 2.0, InDesign has honored transparency in Photoshop images. In addition to providing liberation from the dreaded Pen tool, this means that you can perform the equivalent of photocomposition within a page layout (Figure 9.18), if you know how to create realistic masks.

Figure 9.18. The dandelion (left) can be extracted from its background by using a density-based mask (center). Since InDesign honors transparency, the dandelion can then be composited with other elements in a page layout (right).

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