5 Replies Latest reply on Dec 10, 2015 6:37 AM by Stewart Sutters

    print package files synced with adobe stock

    Stewart Sutters

      Hi. I am liking the new workflow with Adobe Stock. I chooses a low res image for visual.. then buy the licence when I want to create the high res, which automatically updates. great. The issue I have is when I now want to package the document for sending to my printer. The adobe stock image is RGB, and I need it in CMYK, tiff file. Also, sometimes I want to make my images small if I have a lot if images. The only option I can see is reverting back to the old way of downloading the image, saving it to the size I want, changing to CMYK, and then importing the image into my doc. Shame as the new workflow seems to be good, but not for print production. Am I missing somthing? Does anyone know a good tutorial/guide for packaging files and syncing with adobe stock?

        • 1. Re: print package files synced with adobe stock
          Steve Werner Adobe Community Professional & MVP

          We would need to know about your workflow with the printer. Is your printer requiring CMYK files? That's a really old and outdated workflow.


          The most common workflow is for the printer to request PDF files. If you choose the right PDF preset, the RGB files can be converted to CMYK the same way Photoshop does. But more modern printing equipment doesn't require CMYK at all because the conversion can take place in the printer's RIP (raster image processor).

          • 2. Re: print package files synced with adobe stock
            Stewart Sutters Level 1

            Thanks Steve. I guess I am "outdated" with how I work It is just the way I am used to working. Probably 80% of the time I am sending pdf files for print, but sometimes I need to supply the client with  a packaged file so they have everything, including all assets. I am just used to doing everything in CMYK.. Would you just import jpeg (RGB) into your workflow now then? Do you know how to control the pdf file size. If I import an image from Adobe stock through their workflow, it just comes in one size. If i have loads of images on a page, the pdf is likely to be very large. This is where I would use the old outdated style of making the image small in photoshop before importing into indesign. Thanks of r you help.

            • 3. Re: print package files synced with adobe stock
              Steve Werner Adobe Community Professional & MVP

              Converting to CMYK presupposes that you know what CMYK profile you want to convert to. It's usually a printer's responsibility either to provide this profile, or more likely to take care of this conversion themselves. And, like I said, your printer may have a RIP that does it automatically.


              These days most people create layouts with RGB images because the printer can convert the images to CMYK, knowing what is the correct CMYK profile for their workflow. It also means you have the wider range of RGB colors available of you're displaying your output on-screen or on the web.


              Regarding file size, I would resample the pictures in Photoshop to the size you need for the workflow you're using, if that is necessary. Then choose a PDF preset in InDesign appropriate for that same workflow.

              • 4. Re: print package files synced with adobe stock
                AnneMarie Concepcion Adobe Community Professional

                Have you tried going to Photoshop, locating the images in your Library, right-clicking on them and choosing Edit?


                I've found I can change resolution/resample, crop, apply levels and curves, and (probably) other edits, saving it back to the library. These immediately update their placed instances in InDesign. (Other PS edits, like adding adjustment layers, I can do but I can't save those changes back to the linked Library item, even if I try to flatten the layers. PS forces me to save as, unlinked, on my hard drive.)


                There's not enough info around on this, I don't think.



                PS That said, I do agree w/Steve that there's no need to do the CMYK conversion step before placing it into ID.

                • 5. Re: print package files synced with adobe stock
                  Stewart Sutters Level 1

                  Thank Anne marie. I am fairly new to the CC library... I spoke with my printer who backs up Steve's reply... Thanks to both of you for replying.