Is a PSD file a vector file?
Photoshop's PSD format saves projects by storing individual layers. When you save a PSD file for external use rather than editing, you must convert the project to either a raster graphic or a vector graphic. Raster graphics store images as pixels, so their quality drops when you enlarge them.
Follow these steps: Have a layered Photoshop file ready to place. Browse to the location of a layered image file, select the file you want to import, select the Show Import Options check box, and then click Open. Choose which Photoshop layers you want to use when placing a PSD file into your InDesign layout.
- Unembed a linked file
- Select one or more embedded files in the Links panel.
- Do one of the following: Select Unembed Link in the Links panel menu.
- Choose to link the file to the original file or to a folder InDesign creates from the embedded data stored in the document.
- Set frame fitting options
- Select a frame.
- Choose Object > Fitting > Frame Fitting Options.
- Specify the following options, and then click OK: Auto-Fit. Select this option if you want the image to resize automically when you resize the frame. Reference Point. Specify a reference point for the cropping and fitting actions.
- Open or create a file in Adobe Illustrator.
- Click on the Selection Tool.
- Click on the image you want to crop.
- Click on Crop Image in the upper-right part of the window.
- Click on and drag the corners of the Crop Widget.
- Click on Apply in the Control Panel at the top of the screen.
Updated: 2nd October 2019