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Old 05-06-2009, 08:35 PM   #9
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Originally Posted by ktinkel View Post
Since a JPEG is a bitmap, why not open it in Photoshop, re-size it to fit your layout, and save that as a .psd file. Then use the built-in text function to add the type. Save that, leaving the type and image on separate layers.

Then open a copy, flatten the layers, and use Photoshop to make a PDF and place it in the InDesign layout. Try to avoid making a new JPEG.
When it comes to printing, I've had problems with the crispness of type created in Photoshop; it seems to have a poor rastered look. My former design teacher advised us to use Photoshop almost exclusively for photo touchups and that text should be created in Illustrator or InDesign. Maybe there's a setup option in Photoshop that would avoid this problem, or choosing the right anti-aliasing method?
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