How to Import from Photoshop to Indesign?

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Anonymous asked 2 years ago

Is there a simple way to export a template from Photoshop to InDesign and then adjust the spine width in InDesign?
I was able to export a template from Indesign to Photoshop by clicking “Send to Photoshop.” Next,  I built my cover in Photoshop. I couldn’t find a “Send to InDesign” button in Photoshop, so I saved the template as a PSD file. Next, I placed the saved PSD file back into Indesign on a new layer. So far so good. Here’s the problem: when I tried to adjust the spine size the PSD document split into two documents.

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Bruno HerfstBruno Herfst Staff answered 2 years ago

Hi there,
I will creating a feature request ticket for Photoshop script that places the PSD into the InDesign template, I am a bit busy at the moment but will post back here later.
You can turn off the splitting of the frame by un-ticking the “Break Frames Over Spine” tick-box when changing the Spine width.
I will make CoverBuilder remember this choice in the next version (3).
Be aware that changing the Spine-Width does not alter your PSD file. I generally send the Cover to Photoshop again after a spine change and then copy the elements from the outdated PSD (including preview layers as guides) from the outdated PSD.
Hope that helps,

Bruno HerfstBruno Herfst Staff replied 2 years ago

The “Send to InDesign” function that places the PSD into the InDesign template is added in version 3 as well!

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