Adobe Photoshop/color background


I have downloaded a clip art red heart which I want to put around someone in an inDesign doc.
When I do, the white background in the clip art overlaps the face behind it. How can I make the clip art background transparent.

iMac 10.6.8 running inDesign  and Photoshop CS5.5

Thanks for your help

You need to build a path around the heart with the Path Tool in Photoshop. When you import to InDesign using the Place function you choose the path for transparency. I'm not an Indesign expert, so I'm not sure exactly how it works. But that's what you can do for sure.

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