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Smart Objectives: Creating Flexible Artwork for Use in Adobe CS3

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Fast, fun and flexible. That’s the best way to create your artwork. By using Smart Objects and native Photoshop documents placed into InDesign CS3, you’ll earn significant increases in speed and creativity. Adobe Ambassador Mike McHugh shows you how.

8. Save the changes.

When you're all done changing, you can close the Illustrator file. The shortcut for Close, as in many other applications, is Command+W (Mac) or Ctrl+W (Windows). You'll be prompted to save the file, and you should, of course, say yes to saving. Then you'll be led back to Photoshop. Once inside Photoshop, simply close and save this file also.

From here, go back to InDesign, and the placed Photoshop file should automatically be updated. Because we used the Edit Original function, the file automatically updates and does not give us a "modified" warning. Take a look at Figure 8. That's nice!

Figure 8

Figure 8 Two different versions of the final artwork displayed side-by-side with different layer visibility