Placing Photoshop Images in Other Programs

Either your Photoshop images will be "standalone" works of art, or they will be incorporated into some other kind of project. Perhaps you edit a newsletter, or you do Flash movies or PowerPoint presentations. Maybe you've done a pile of product shots to go into a catalog. The question is, how do you move them from Photoshop into some other application? It's not difficult. The other programs do the importing. You simply need to save your images in a compatible format, and in a folder that you can easily keep track of.

Compatible formats for anything ending up as printed matter would depend on whether the final product is being printed on a Postscript or non-Postscript printer. To print on a Postscript printer, save the file as a PDF, DCS, or EPS. For non-Postscript printers, use TIFF when you place the picture into another file.

Using Photoshop with PowerPoint

PowerPoint supports most graphics formats, but GIF (for line art such as logos, charts, and graphs) and JPEG (for photos) are the most compact and best suited for screen display. How you insert the picture depends on whether you're using a preformatted page or making one up as you go along. You can select a slide layout (see Figure 23.10), and then choose the picture to go into it, as in Figure 23.11.

You also have the option of starting with a blank slide and placing your photo on it. To do this, you use the same dialog box as in Figure 23.11.

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Choose a slide layout:


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Picture S Text

Large Picture


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Text & Media Clip

Media Clip & Text

Picture over Text

Text over Picture





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Text & 2 Pictures

2 Pictures 4 Text

2 Pictures over Text

4 Pictures


□ Don't show this dialog box again. Cancel OK

□ Don't show this dialog box again. Cancel OK

FIGURE 23.10

The PowerPoint New Slide dialog box.

Understanding Adobe Photoshop Features You Will Use

Understanding Adobe Photoshop Features You Will Use

Adobe Photoshop can be a complex tool only because you can do so much with it, however for in this video series, we're going to keep it as simple as possible. In fact, in this video you'll see an overview of the few tools and Adobe Photoshop features we will use. When you see this video, you'll see how you can do so much with so few features, but you'll learn how to use them in depth in the future videos.

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