Skip navigation
Currently Being Moderated

Creating Pdf in Photoshop CS6 - blurry at maximum quality setting

Mar 14, 2013 3:22 PM

Tags: #photoshop #pdf #quality #cs6 #blurry #creating #improve

Hi,

 

 

I just tried to create Pdf.

 

I used high quality jpegs and chose a 100% quality setting and at 300 dpi.

 

I also chose the same pixel dimensions as the original documents.

 

But the outcome is blurry - as if the original had been highly compressed. The sum of the sizes of all files is about 40% larger than the final pdf file.

 

 

 

How can I get rid of this compression and create a pdf document whose pages are as sharp and high quality as the original?

 
Replies
  • Currently Being Moderated
    Mar 14, 2013 3:36 PM   in reply to Pacific 29

    What program and workflow are you using? 

     
    |
    Mark as:
  • Currently Being Moderated
    Mar 14, 2013 4:46 PM   in reply to Pacific 29

    Bridge only creates a PDF of the previews in Bridge and this functions to create a contact sheet. So the quality is not best.

     

    If you save the files in PS as a PDF you can create a multipage PDF document using Acrobat Pro or other PDF viewers. The simple application Preview on a Mac has the option to drag and drop pages to a document and change the order. Don't know if Acrobat Reader also can do so.

     

    And if you use text on images in the PDF the fonts also should be included and the color profile should also be looked at.

     

    Here is one person's workflow.  I use PS for the layout of 1 page (a spread) and add all images and other to this file as a smart object in layered PSD files. When finished and satisfied about the whole project I flatten and save as jpeg with filename 1, 2 etc as per order of the pages and add this pages to the album software which then is a piece of cake.

     
    |
    Mark as:
  • Currently Being Moderated
    Mar 14, 2013 4:57 PM   in reply to Curt Y

    Another alternative is to use File - Automate - PDF Presentation (Photoshop CS6)

    With this multi page pdf's can be created.

     
    |
    Mark as:
  • Currently Being Moderated
    Mar 15, 2013 5:42 AM   in reply to Pacific 29

    compression (center box)

     

    Acrobat_Color_Management_Settings.jpg

     
    |
    Mark as:
  • Currently Being Moderated
    Mar 15, 2013 3:48 PM   in reply to Pacific 29

    Pacific 29 wrote:

     

    Gator Soup, are you using Adobe Acrobat for pdf creation?

     

     

    Acrobat_Color_Management_Settings.png

     
    |
    Mark as:
  • Currently Being Moderated
    Mar 15, 2013 4:40 PM   in reply to Pacific 29

    actually, that was InDesign> Export PDF

    but the secret word is: COMPRESSION

    CS6 Screenshot, Save As: Photoshop PDF

     

    PS_PDF.png

     
    |
    Mark as:
  • Currently Being Moderated
    Mar 15, 2013 5:28 PM   in reply to Pacific 29

    > pdf inflated the orginal file size by the factor 10

     

    I should have warned you about that, Uncheck "Preserve Photoshop editing capabilities"

     

    this extra step should look pretty good and make the doc even smaller:

     

    Do not Downsample

    Compression: JPG

    Image Quality: High or Max

     
    |
    Mark as:

More Like This

  • Retrieving data ...

Bookmarked By (0)

Answers + Points = Status

  • 10 points awarded for Correct Answers
  • 5 points awarded for Helpful Answers
  • 10,000+ points
  • 1,001-10,000 points
  • 501-1,000 points
  • 5-500 points