Photoshop is a superb program. But a page layout app it is not. Fuzzy bitmapped 72 dpi text isn't my idea of a good time. However there is a way that a text heavy layout can be done in Photoshop and sent to a prepress tech without them burning you in effigy.
1. Create the document.
2. Add in your text making sure not to rasterize it.
3. Save it as a "Photoshop PDF"
4. In the PDF file format options make sure to check "Include Vector Data" and Embed fonts.
5. This will produce a PDF with embedded fonts that any prepress monkey worth his salt will embrace with open arms.
Also: If you want to maintain text, you must not use any faux-stuff, like "faux bold" and/or "faux italic".
I can't help you with the embedded hot link, though. Could be a question for the Acrobat forum.
I just finished a lesson on editing in Acrobat X.
Basic advice: Edit the document in the source program. A Photoshop PDF is editable in Photoshop. Acrobat cannot edit a Photoshop PDF.
Your text should still be searchable. I did a basic word search and an advanced search on a Photoshop PDF I created when I opened it in Acrobat X.
The short answer is you should never depend on preserving searchable or editable Acrobat text when you save to PDF from Photoshop. It is confusing because sometimes your text will be preserved, and other times it won't.
In simple terms, Photoshop always strives to preserve image integrity, even at the expense of preserving text information. This has a lot to do with the layering model in Photoshop and the composite image that Photoshop must generate for the PDF. If a text layer is (or even may be) obscured by other layers above it, the text will be rasterized or converted to clipping paths. The reasons and specific details about this get a bit complicated, so I won't go into them here.
In practice, this means that in most moderately complicated, multi-layer Photoshop images, text will not survive into a PDF as searchable or editable Acrobat text. The cases where it will be preserved tend to be very simple, e.g. black text on a white background.
That said, text will survive into any PDF as editable Photoshop text, if you have selected "Preserve Photoshop Editing Capability" when saving the PDF. In that situation, the entire Photoshop document, with all its layers and other information, is stored as private data inside the PDF in a format readable only by Photoshop.
Hope this helps,
There have been no changes between CS 5.5 and CS 6 related to this, so I'm not sure what you're experiencing. Are you referring to vector data when you re-open the PDF in Photoshop? If so, then it's probably because you don't have "Preserve Photoshop Editing Capability" checked in the PDF settings dialog.
That what I did by using CS6 and it worked for me. Hope it helps you too
- Step1) Moved All Graphics (Images/Backgrounds) in one folder (Folder-Layers)
- Step2) Moved All texts (title, Headings, main text etc.) in another folder (Folder-Text)
- Step3) Merge the first folder (Folder-Layers) and made a single layer by right click & Merge Group
OR Select folder > Layer > Rasterize > Layer
Now I have only one Background Layer (Graphics) and a text folder
- Step4) Go to - File > Save As > Choose Photoshop PDF –
- Check* Use Proof Setup: Working CMYK then SAVE (If you want print) You will get a message “The settings you choose in the save Adobe PDF dialog can override your Current settings in the Save As dialog box. “- OK
- Step 5) Save Adobe PDF Dialogue Box
- Adobe PDF Preset: Adobe PDF Preset 1
- Standard: PDF/X-4:2010
- Compatibility: Acrobat 7(PDF 1. 6)
- Check- Optimize for fast Web Preview
- Check- View PDF after Saving
- Just change Compression box None (No Zip, No JPEG., No JPEG2000)
- Don’t touch any settings. and then SAVE PDF
Then open in Acrobat Reader and do the text changes.
I've had this same problem, and I've worked in a print shop before, so I appreciate the urgency of the question!
The method utlined by blue is a color are very helpful!! And with a little modification can result in what you need:
1 - Select all raster images and merge into a single layer
2 - Leave all vector images and text as separate layers.
3 - SAVE AS A PSD
The adobe software is intended to function as a suite, so using each tool for the proper application is enormously helpful.
4 - OPEN THE PSD YOU JUST SAVED WITH ILLUSTRATOR (Illustrator can do this in the latest versions, the programs are meant to work together)
5 - Use Illustrator to save your PSD as a PDF
Why in the world would adobe take the option out to "include vector data" when saving a PSD file as a final PDF?? I do most of my work in illustrator (vector) but some times I need photoshop (raster) to get great work done that is 99% of the job. Many times I can't get the effects I need in illustrator. In this instance I have a simple PSD file with headline, and a placed vector logo (on top of all layers)...and I cannot output a simple PDF for print with the vector logo intact....?????#$%!!!! I now have to use two programs for this??
I tried above with no luck.
I thought maybe it rasterized when I copy/pasted but i just exported the layer as an ai file...and it's vector, so the data is there!!! So I can export an ai but I can't export a PDF with the same vector info???
What's strange is I can't even print a .ps file with "save vector data" in print dialog and distill the file as I do 100 time a day in illustrator to get small hi-quality PDFs.
I even tried saving as EPS that DOES have an option to "save vector data"...and the logo is still rasterized in the EPS file....??? 2 hours of trying down the tubes....would be nice to have an option to check to "get email when this thread is responded to".