Object Layer Options
you import layered Photoshop PSDs, PDFs, Adobe Illustrator files (AI),
and InDesign (INDD) files, you can control the visibility of each layer
in that file. Adjusting the graphic’s layer visibility in InDesign
enables you to control its appearance in your layout without having to
edit the file in its native application.
Adjusting Layer Visibility
To control the layer visibility for a placed graphic, follow these steps:
the placed PSD, AI, INDD, or PDF file with the Selection tool and
choose Object, Object Layer Options; this displays the Object Layer
the Show Layers section of the panel, an eye icon appears in the
visibility column next to each layer’s name; click the visibility column
to turn the layer’s visibility on or off (see Figure 1).
To control layer visibility for placed images in InDesign, click in the
visibility column of the Object Layer Options dialog box.
If the graphic contains
Photoshop layer comps, you can choose to display one in InDesign by
selecting it from the Layer Comp dropdown list.
When you edit a layered
graphic in its native application and update the link in InDesign, you
have the option to keep the layer visibility overrides that you chose
upon import. To view layers as they are currently saved in the PSD,
select either option from the When Updating Link drop-down list.
Check the Preview option to view
your changes in the document as you make them. When you finish, click
OK to close the dialog box and apply your changes.
Object-Level Display Settings
InDesign can let you
control how graphics that are placed in your document are displayed on
your monitor. You can change the display settings for the entire
document or for individual graphics. You also can change a setting that
either allows or overrides the display settings for individual
Applying Object-Level Display Settings
If applying the High
Quality Display setting to a large document slows down your computer,
consider switching the document setting to Typical Display and applying
High Quality Display overrides only to specific objects as needed.
Follow these steps to apply the High Quality Display override to a
Enable the Allow Object-Level Display Settings option in the View, Display Performance submenu.
the document display option set to Typical Display, select an object
(or objects) with either selection tool and choose Object, Display
Performance, High Quality Display. You can also set object-level display
settings via the contextual menu (see Figure 2). To do so, Control-click (Mac) or right-click (Win) the selected object.
Figure 2. You can choose object-level display settings from the contextual menu.
Proceed to choose the object-level display setting from the Display Performance submenu.
can change object-level display settings at any time. To clear local
display settings for a selected object (or objects), choose Object,
Display Performance, Use View Setting. To clear all object-level display
overrides, select View, Display Performance, Clear Object-Level Display