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Real World Print Production with Adobe Creative Suite Applications by Claudia McCue

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Photoshop PDF

A Photoshop PDF (Portable Document Format) contains the same pixels as a garden-variety PSD, but those pixels are encased in a PDF wrapper. There’s usually no reason to use a Photoshop PDF when a PSD will suffice, but a Photoshop PDF has special features. It can contain vector and type elements without converting the vector content to pixels, a process called rasterizing. And a Photoshop PDF allows round-trip editing in Photoshop. While a Photoshop EPS can contain vectors and text, the vector content will be converted to pixels if the file is reopened in Photoshop, thus losing the crisp vector edge. As a result, you lose the ability to edit text or vector content, since it’s been converted to pixels. A native Photoshop PSD can ...

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