I downloaded CS6 for the MAC and have been using it fine, come to use Photoshop 6 on my PC upstairs and a PDF which has been saved now opens on the PC but as one layer not the 20 layers that it is built up from - any ideas what has happened?
Why save it as PDF in the first place when you open it in another instance of Photoshop? Makes no sense at all. always use a program's native file format if you wnat to edit it further. You wouldn't save a Word document as a PNG, eitehr, if you plan on changing the text....
Nope my issue is I have it as a PDF then when I open in Photoshop 6 or Elements it has basically flattened the image into one layer. Any clues or is it that CS6 does not work with older copies?
I appreciate that PSD is the correct Photoshop file but PDF's are easier for non photoshop users to read.
Photoshop PDF is a special flavor of PDF that allows for the possibility of reopening in Photoshop while keeping all layers intact and editable.
When you saved your file in Photoshop CS6 as a Photoshop PDF did you make sure "Layers" was checking in the save dialog box and also "Preserve Photoshop Editing Capabilities" in the "Save Adobe PDF" dialog box that comes up after you hit Save? (you are dealing with two different dialog boxes with Photoshop PDF)
What happens if you reopen the Photoshop PDF in CS6 on the mac? If the layers are missing there, then the problem is the file wasn't saved correctly.
I belive that Photoshop 6 (released 2000) was the first version of Photoshop PDF that allowed saving layers (but I may be wrong)
This message probably refers to versions 5.5 and earlier. Have you actually tried this?
The first Photoshop PDF; when you re-opened it in Photoshop CS6 on the mac, were the layers still there?
I am having a similar problem. I need to save my layered Photoshop file as a pdf so that my client can review the dieline separate from the art. When I SAVE AS, I make sure to check the LAYERS box. When I preview the pdf file in Acrobat (to confirm that the layers are present) the file doesn't have any layers. I used to do this successfully all the time with Photoshop CS5 so that both the client and the printer could access the art separately from the dielines. VERY FRUSTRATING!! Can anyone help, please?