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The problem is, there's no indexing of whether or no .pdf files contain either pixel or vector images. One can open up a .pdf using Adobe Illustrator, Affinity Serif, (or Inkscape if one wants a free solution), &c., but one won’t know until opening up the file how what it contains is represented in the file. Moreover, the contents of the image are ...


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Although the question is quite old, I believe that this answer might help others with the same or a similar problem. Using "integrated" LaTeX for typesetting As @KingOliver already mentioned, using LaTeX is a good way for typesetting mathematical formula and equations. A better solution, than dowloading GIFs without any option to change the equations after ...


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If you see a pale gray background: This problem often happens when using a layer mask but not a C100-M100-Y100-K100 black to cover your image on the layer mask. As a result, there will be a very small transparency since not all 4 channels are covered at 100%; some will be covered at 95%, some at 99%, etc. It's very hard to see on screen because it can ...


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You need to use a color profile at some point. Convert your image from rgb to cmyk in photoshop using the proper color profile settings depending on paper and part of the world you live in. You can save it directly from photoshop to pdf. Just not embed it into the pdf file turning off the icc color profile. In my opinion the printer guy has no idea ...


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I'm not a CMYK master by any means, but I've dealt with enough third-party printers to have heard this come up several times in the past. Any press operators out there who have better info that this, I welcome it. Your printer is leaving a piece of the puzzle out. As you've discovered, you can't convert to CMYK without converting to a specific CMYK color ...


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If you have that QR code (the blurry graphic) in a vector format, and import it on your Photoshop CS6 as smart object, that might be better. No matter how well you'll compress the file as rasterized image, these codes often become unreadable for scans or smartphone if you use them in your layout in Photoshop. Make sure to do some quality tests and see if it ...


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Set the resoulution on the export dialogue high (150 - 300 ppi) and JPEG Quality to High or Max. This will increase filesize.


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No scripts required! On my Mac, it's plain and simple: Click "save as" Choose format "pdf" Check "Use Artboards" (Specify Range, one by one if wish) Save as pdf. I don't know if you are running Windows or Mac though? I cannot say if it is any different on Windows, as I don't run Illustrator on Windows.


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First.. there is no such thing as a "standard" PDF. What does that even mean? What is a "standard" pdf??? If anything, there are "PDF Standards" which is the PDF/X format. PDF/X-1a comes with some valuable restrictions on the data it can contain. All color must be greyscale, CMYK, or Spot colors. RGB data is not allowed in a PDF/X-1a file. All fonts ...


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PDF is a complex standard that includes a huge number of features, and the kitchen sink on top of that. Not all of those features are conducive to print production (for example, hyperlinks). PDF/X requires that your document is prepared for print. That is: All fonts are embedded in the file All images are in CMYK or in spot color mode, OR contain color ...


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You can still work in Photoshop the way you do and keep a high resolution, and save your PDF without any compression. Then you can use Adobe Acrobat Pro to have a very good control on your compression instead and adjust it for web or print-ready files. Some info about how to compress your PDF file properly and here as well. What makes you PDF heavy is ...


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You can simply use Adobe Acrobat Pro that comes with the Adobe Suite/Cloud, and "insert" your pages in one document. To insert each pages, open your first PDF file, and then use these keys at the same time: Command + Shift + I A window will open and you can select all your files you want to insert. You can also change the order of these pages by opening ...


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If you can use Adobe Acrobat Pro, it's possible to save your PDF from Word as usual, and then optimize them with Acrobat Pro. Depending on the options you choose, it is possible to keep all your URLs and Bookmarks, and even some scripting while still lowering the file size. You might need to make a few tests and not resave your optimize PDF with the same ...


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You can lower the size of your PDF by optimizing it and removing some useless data from it. It can also help you to equalize the resolution of all your images and crop the images that are out-of-frame. See this url to learn how to optmize a PDF using Adobe Acrobat Pro Since you,re using Photoshop and want to keep working it with, it's possible to save a ...


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Your options are: 1) Flattening the layers and exporting your PDF. This is not the ideal solution because of the loss of quality. 2) You can try to open your .psd files with the layers in Illustrator See if your fonts show properly. If they do, go on the menu "Type" in Illustrator and select "create outline". Your fonts will become graphics of perfect ...


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It's unclear if your issue is the text being blurry or the images. But let's assume your images have the right resolution and were not resized bigger, or didn't lose any quality in that way. If the texts are blurry, you can cheat and convert your PSD layer file to PDF, and still keep the sharpness of a vector. From the screenshot that is still visible, it ...


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You have 2 options, and unfortunately you can't really change easily the size of a PDF while exporting it: 1) Similar to what Mamoon mentions, you could create a document in InDesign or Illustrator to the final size you want, and import that Photoshop file in it. You will lose some quality in the process if your resolution is 200-300ppi. That's not the ...


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It's not the best option to create text in Photoshop and then expect to be able to keep that text editable once you created a PDF. By default, the PDF is not really a file you should edit but a "transport" file that you should use for print-ready or to send online. What I suggest you do is to keep your PSD file as your main editable document, with the ...


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Maybe you could try importing you file in Illustrator before exporting as PDF. You will also convert your text layers in Photoshop to vector! You can save your Photoshop file with the layers in .psd, and then open it in Adobe Illustrator. You will be asked to select between changing the layers to objects or flattening the layers into one image. Choose ...


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Yes. A simple trick is to prepare your Photoshop as you always do, and save a .psd file. Then open this file in Adobe Illustrator. You will be asked if you want to convert the layers to objects or to flatten them in a single layer. Select "convert objects". If it doesn't work, verify if the .psd file is in 8bits. Your text is now editable in ...


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You can optimize your PDF using Adobe Acrobat Pro and keep working as you do with Photoshop or whatever software you want. These software do not compress files the same way Acrobat do and do a poor job at it by leaving their own software data. Yes, you can safely compress your files without losing any quality with Acrobat Pro. It doesn't only compress the ...


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You don't mention what you're using to do your layout. If you have Adobe Acrobat Pro, and in the way you made your graphics, you could selectively lower the resolution of the grayscale or color images only. But for this, your image must be in a real grayscale mode. If you have Adobe Acrobat Pro, open your file with it. Go on the file menu and select "save ...


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The more points and paths you'll use, the heavier your file will be. But you'll see this drastic weight increase if you do designs such as maps or "grunge" eroded effects. The way to fix this is by using the "simplify" command in the "object" menu and then "path". It will help remove some joints, points and corners that might not be so necessary. You might ...


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Unfortunately Acrobat doesn't let you set the settings for a print job when creating a new Action. One way You could print the least number of pages. You would need to create one print job for each number of copies you need. Example: To print 1*12, 2*7, 3*15, 4*15 In the thumbnail view, select all pages, and then right-click and select Print Pages ...


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You should use Acrobat Pro to "clean up" your PDF. Open your PDF in Acrobat Pro and then select "save as other" and "optimized PDF" the the menu "file". In the sections "discard objects", "discard usr data" and "clean up", check all the boxes if you don't need to keep hyperlinks or layers. This will also remove all the unwanted data that add to the weight ...


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If you want to make sure your PDF is "clean", you can always use the "/Save as/Optimized PDF" option in the Acrobat Pro "File" menu. Then you can look at the options, and check every boxes in the sections "discard objects", "discard user data" and "clean up"; this will flatten your layers, remove the extra data that might be invisible and as it says, clean ...


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If your Illustrator file contains a lot of complex paths, you should try to simplify them by merging them as much as possible. You can also rasterize some images and background together. Since you're talking about a postcard, the problem of file size can easily be fixed by exporting in PDF and the file size is way smaller. And there is also an option to ...


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Two solutions (Ignoring the fact that resolution will decrease in both procedures) Place in a layout software (Indesign or Illustrator) then export. Open in Preview then chose print, in the print window chose the size to export to, then from the bottom left click the PDF button then chose save to PDF.. Let me know if that helps


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When using masks, especially opacity masks, in Illustrator it is important to use the proper black as opposed to just "black". I assume you're using an opacity mask and not a clipping mask, since this issue wouldn't show itself in a clipping mask. Although, based on your sample, a clipping mask would certainly work and be a bit easier. For Opacity Masks, if ...



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