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How to save photos as PDF in Photoshop?

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The PDF format has long been associated with documents. Documents that either need to be preserved in a specific format or printed. The Photoshop PDF format, however, is a little bit different.

Sure it’s used for images that are going to be printed, often images that have to be printed out in huge sizes. However, saving an image as a Photoshop PDF has other advantages as well.

Why save photos in Photoshop PDF?

You might like to save your images in PDF primarily if you want them printed. Saving in PDF allows users to make the document PDF/X compliant. This is a subset of Adobe PDF which eliminates common factors that are likely to cause printing issues such as colours, fonts and trapping variables.

Other reasons why you’d like to save your photos in PDF format is security. This is kind of a given with PDF but still, you get 128-bit RCA encryption.

Lastly, saving images as PDF can help make consistent document files across multiple Adobe applications as image data such as layers and masks are preserved.

Also read: How to remove people and objects from your photos in Photoshop?

How to save photos in Photoshop PDF?

Follow these steps to save your photos as PDF.

Step 1: Once you’re done with your edits, go to File from the toolbar at the top and then select Save as.

Step 2: Select the destination and select Photoshop PDF as the Format.

Step 3: Here is where you get access to all your save parameters. You can choose which parts of the image you’d like to save with the file. You can select layers, alpha channels, notes or any spot colours that you might have added.

You can also go ahead and select Proof Setup if you want to embed a colour profile or just use the default one specified with the Proof Setup command.

When you’re done setting up, just hit the Save button and you’re good to go.

Also read: How to copy and duplicate a layer in Photoshop?

Yadullah Abidi

Yadullah is a Computer Science graduate who writes/edits/shoots/codes all things cybersecurity, gaming, and tech hardware. When he's not, he streams himself racing virtual cars. He's been writing and reporting on tech and cybersecurity with websites like Candid.Technology and MakeUseOf since 2018. You can contact him here:

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