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Our normal workflow with CS5 was printing the .psd to .ps (postscript), and then processing the .ps with Distiller to .pdf.

Under CS6, I don't know if it's me or the version I am using, but all .psd files print to .ps as 8.5x11. The Print Settings Position and Size attributes are as followed: Scale: 100%, Height: 12" Width 15".

From the Printer Setup section of the Print Settings dialog, I click Print Settings, to display the Print dialog, verify that Paper Size is set to Width 15 Height 12. I select Save as Postscript, specify a filename and location, then click Save to return to the Print Settings dialog, and verify that the preview is labeled 15" x 12" and correctly displays the whole image, then click Print to create the file.

The file is created, but opening in Preview (or processing it in Distiller) shows what appears to be an 8.5 X 11 crop of the original.

I've done this on several projects before, am I overlooking something?

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Probably just the PDF viewing application placing it on a letter sized sheet, with auto-scaling disabled. Set the paper size to custom in the PDF viewer. –  horatio May 28 '13 at 17:41
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We solved this by changing the PDF producer used by Adobe from the Mac OS X ... Quartz to Adobe Photoshop for Macintosh -- Image Conversion Plug-in. Now from Photoshop, I can simply Save As select Photoshop PDF as Format, and Standard: [DF/X-1a:2001, and Save PDF. I think this is specific to CS6 forward.

The postscript file output is still clipping to 8.5 X 11, but I don't need it, with the Image Conversion Plugin solution.

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if this answers your question please make sure to accept this as an answer and welcome to GD. –  Gramps May 29 '13 at 14:53
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