Why PSDs are Better Than Layered TIFFs
Q: I have created a silhouette for a model’s head in Photoshop by using a layer mask, but when I bring it into InDesign, the supposedly silhouetted head is floating on an opaque white background. My frame has a background of None, the image has the “checkerboard” background in Photoshop. Why isn’t it behaving correctly in InDesign?
Thanks, A Frustrated Designer
A: The image has been saved as a layered TIFF. Resave it as a layered native Photoshop file and all is well! While TIFFs can have layers, I sort of regard that as going against nature. Apparently, InDesign feels the same way :-)