Placing complex images into a montage

Discussion in 'Photoshop Tutorials' started by Derek Fountain, Dec 15, 2004.

  1. I'm creating a montage from a number of PSD files I've been working on.
    Normally I just stamp each source image and drag the layer into the
    montage, and I started doing that here. Then I needed to edit one of the
    sources, and I started wondering: is there a way to place a PSD image into
    another PSD image such that if the source is changed, the destination (the
    montage in my case) automatically updates?
     
    Derek Fountain, Dec 15, 2004
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  2. What you describe is called 'Object Linking and Embedding' and Photoshop
    does not support it. You might be able to do it with a DTP program that
    recognises Photoshop format (e.g. Serif PagePlus) but I don't think that is
    what you are after.

    John
     
    John Rampling, Dec 15, 2004
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  3. Derek Fountain

    V1nc3nt Guest

    You can link all layers of the psd you want to bring into another, then
    put them in a set and drag the set into the other psd. When you set the
    blending mode of the set to 'Normal' instead of the default setting
    'Pass through' and you have your psd in a psd.

    HTH
     
    V1nc3nt, Dec 15, 2004
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  4. Derek Fountain

    Tacit Guest

    is there a way to place a PSD image into
    No.

    You might find it helpful to do your montage in a layout program that can
    handle Photoshop files, such as Adobe InDesign, if you want that functionality.
     
    Tacit, Dec 15, 2004
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  5. Derek Fountain

    Harry Limey Guest

    John

    I don't think Page Plus will open a Photoshop file!!

    Harry
     
    Harry Limey, Dec 15, 2004
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  6. Derek Fountain

    Tacit Guest

    I don't think Page Plus will open a Photoshop file!!

    A page layout program does not "open" any kind of graphics file. What it does
    is allow you to *place* a graphic file on a page. You edit the individual
    images in Photoshop, place the montage in a page-layout progam, and whenever
    you change one of the images, the change is reflected in the montage.

    This is how professional brochures, ads, and so on are done: the images are
    created or edited in Photoshop, logos are done in Illustrator, then the images
    and logos are assembled and type is added in a page-layout program.
     
    Tacit, Dec 16, 2004
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  7. Derek Fountain

    Harry Limey Guest

    place the montage in a page-layout program

    O.K. I don't think Page Plus will recognise a PS file, or at least I could
    not get it to do so?
    are you saying it will?

    Harry
     
    Harry Limey, Dec 16, 2004
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  8. Derek Fountain

    Tacit Guest

    O.K. I don't think Page Plus will recognise a PS file, or at least I could
    I have no idea; I've never used it. InDesign will, though.
     
    Tacit, Dec 17, 2004
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