Place Photoshop artboards into InDesign
We need to be able to place Photoshop artboards into InDesign.
This should work similar to placing Illustrator artboards or placing pages from a PDF or another InDesign file.
Thanks for the info. This is indeed correct that since the various artboards come in as a layers the dimensions are of the entire document which can be problematic. Adding this to our backlog.
Photoshop artboards should be interpreted as different pages, same thing as when importing an Illustrator file with different artboards. The current behaviour makes no sense.
I'm constantly working with multiple artboards to test several versions of a single photo treatment. When I add and delete artboards, the impact to InDesign layouts is huge an requires a LOT of extra time. Artboards need to function like they do in Illustrator. When will this issue be fixed?
I wholeheartedly agree with bbhoff's comment- has there been any update on this request?
Different artboard names could be handy to export PDF as separate files. Now we often make two language versions on different pages (when too complex for layers). We have to export for every language another PDF. Or for different sizes advertisements in one InDesign file. If you could name the page the size and publication, and generate separate PDF's at once with one preset, that would be nice!
Jakob Larsen commented
I need this feature !!! :)
Javed, thanks for the reply. I'm afraid that's not quite accurate.
The dialog for "Show Import Options" has three tabs: Image, Color, and Layers. In the Layers tab you can turn on or off the layers you'd like to show. A Photoshop document that has artboards lists the artboards as layer groups in this dialog. But if you turn off all the layer groups except for the one artboard you'd like to place into your InDesign document, it still places the full dimensions of the Photoshop file into the bounding box with only the artboard layers showing.
This is problematic because there is no simple way to crop the bounding box around just the artboard we want without a whole lot of manual adjustment. Scaling is also a pain because the viewable artboard isn't considered the center, so scaling the image pushes it out of the bounding box. Also, if we were to go back into Photoshop and add a new artboard, the placed artboard(s) in InDesign all get shifted within thier bounding boxes because it thinks the full Photoshop file just got bigger.
It can be very frustrating when you have a document full of placed artboards and suddenly you have to go back and manually adjust every single instance.
When placing an Illustrator artboard, or nesting an InDesign document inside another InDesign document, the placed file is cropped to the artboard size. It's also freed from all the other elements (or artboards) that are inside the original document but not part of that artboard, which helps keep the page clean and easy to manage/layout.
I hope that helps clarify the needed feature.