Place Photoshop layer comps in Indesign


If you have an Indesign document you can place for example PNG's, PSD's, Ai artboards, etc in element place holders in the document. I wonder however if there's any way to also place Photoshop layer comps? It would be very useful since I have one Photoshop document depicting visuals with different states. However exporting these different states to PNG seems to be the only way of getting these in to Indesign, and then you have to make a new export for every update of the visuals... If the link could be done with layer comps instead it would make my life a whole lot easier!

Does anyone know if it's possible and then how?

4/23/2014 10:32:00 AM

Accepted Answer

I had a talk with a colleague visual designer who loooves layer comps, and he explained that it's really easy.

  • You drag the PSD into you Indesign document, the default layer comp will be displayed
  • Then you right click on the image, choose Object Layer Options...'
  • There you'll have both a drop down with all your layer comps and also the layers/folders in the PSD
4/23/2014 11:31:00 AM