2 Replies Latest reply: Apr 21, 2012 6:19 AM by -Agfaclack- RSS

    PDF export causes text to be pixelated

    andrejfavia2 Community Member

      Greetings.

       

      I am trying to export a vector graphic to PDF. The document contains only vector shapes and some text (not rasterized), set to anti-aliased Crisp.

       

      But no matter what options I choose, the text comes out pixelated.

       

       

          I increased the dpi from 96 to 300. That didn't work.

          I went to File - Print. There are two options to export a PDF:

              I can click Print again on the subsequent dialog, then opt to export to PDF. That didn't work.

              Or I can click the "Print Settings" button, from which I can then export to PDF. That didn't work.

          I tried opening the Photoshop file in Gimp then saving that as a PDF. That didn't work.

          I tried every possible option in File - Save As. I selected Photoshop PDF, but after 30 minutes of trial and error, I was unable to locate a combination that gave me the PDF I desired. In all cases, even uncompressed, the text is pixelated.

       

      When I searched the Adobe support site, I couldn't find any results that matched what I needed.

       

      What's going on?? How do I just get a normal PDF out of all of these options??

       

       

       

      Mac OS X 10.7.3

      Photoshop CS 6 beta

       

       

      Also, some general questions:

       

      [1] I am confused by the layout of the forums: http://forums.adobe.com/community/photoshop

      Usually when I think "forum" I see a bunch of threads, categories, and names of posters. Instead this reads more like an FAQ and I feel like I'm asking a brick wall. I'm following the links exactly to "Photoshop forums," but then when it tells me to ask my question, I do so, but then I just get 2 irrelevant results and I can't ask anyone. Where am I supposed to go to get help? I'm so lost browsing this site. Did you want me to start a "discussion" rather than a "thread"? Because I would think that a "discussion" implies that I know what I'm talking about and am conducting/moderating my own meeting (which I'm not, no sarcastic remarks I'm stressed out and just need a simple answer but I have no idea how I'm supposed to ask my question when it says "Ask a question..." I reach a dead end and the site doesn't give me a Step 2 suggestion).

       

      [2] Also: The site seems to load slowly. It takes several extra seconds for pages to load, and by then, I usually refresh the page, which confuses me because then I end up like 2 pages back.

       

      [3] And: Adobe tells me that "andrejfavia" is taken. Who took my username? Was it me from like 5 years ago, or does someone else have the same name? It's been so long.

        • 1. Re: PDF export causes text to be pixelated
          andrejfavia2 Community Member

          Greetings again.

          I still have not yet received a reply to my question.

           

          How do I export a vector-graphics (with text, not rasterized) Photoshop document to a high-res PDF that is not pixelated?

           

           

          Also: I tried logging in yesterday to update this, and I was told that my password was wrong. So, I waited until today, and I used exactly the same password, and this time it worked.

           

          Another thing: I'm used to pressing Command-left on my keyboard to jump my on-screen blinking cursor to the left edge of the text... but, as I'm typing my message, when I press Command-left, the page instead GOES BACK a page, and I lose all my text and have to type my message again!

           

          What are you people doing?? This is such a tortorous user interface!!

           

          And since no one has replied back to me, I'm guessing that the average user doesn't even know how to do something basic like export a vector PDF from graphics with text, so I'm going to contact Adobe Support directly about all these problems, because this whole user interface is so confusing and frustrating to use!

          • 2. Re: PDF export causes text to be pixelated
            -Agfaclack- Community Member

            andrejfavia2 wrote:

             

            And since no one has replied back to me, I'm guessing that the average user doesn't even know how to do something basic like export a vector PDF from graphics with text,

            it seems so.. as you don´t know how to do it. 

             

            sorry i can´t help im a photo guy and i think i have never touched PDF in photoshop.

             

             

             

             

            andrejfavia2 wrote:

             

            What are you people doing?? This is such a tortorous user interface!!

             

             

            yep especially that copy and paste is not working via mouse annoys me. i only get the "insert, image link" stuff on my right mouse button.... and i don´t need that as often as copy & paste.

            the quote function is not very good either, compared with other forum software.