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How to save a Print Ready PDF from Adobe Photoshop.

*Note that the images were prepared on Mac OS X. The steps will remain the same on Windows, but will look slightly different. Also you will need to ensure that you set the file up correctly before exporting to PDF. Please review this before saving.

 Step 1) Go to File> Save As. Change the format to Photoshop PDF, then press Save.

Step 2)  Click ok IF prompted.

Step 3) Change the settings for saving


  1. Change the Adobe PDF Present to Press Quality.
  2. Change Compatibility to Acrobat 4 (PDF 1.3).
  3. Uncheck Preserve Photoshop Editing Capabilities.
  4. Press Save PDF.


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