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opening a PDf in photoshop question

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Old 01-24-2013, 05:29 AM
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opening a PDf in photoshop question

When opening a PDF in photoshop you have the option to
select PAGES or IMAGES.
In pages the layout on top of the image is shown as well, and when images is selected you'll just see the image.

However I need to have the layout, without the image.
How can I do this?

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Old 01-24-2013, 08:49 AM
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Re: opening a PDf in photoshop question

Do you have Acrobat Pro or Adobe Illustrator? Acrobat Pro preferable.

Open the pdf in Acrobat, choose the 'TouchUp Object' tool (its in the Advanced Editing Toolbar).
Select the image with the tool and press 'delete' on the key board.
Now you have the layout text and graphics without the raster image.
Save a copy as a new PDF.
Place that in Photoshop.

Convoluted I know, but I've never found a simple way.

If you have Illustrator (and not Acrobat Pro), you can also delete the raster image in there. IF you do this you run the risk of font substitution issues.

If you go the Illustrator route, place the PDF in Photoshop first. Then double-click the pdf in the layer panel. The PDF will open up in Illustrator. Delete the raster image, save and close (not a 'save-as'). Now in PS, you'll find an updated smart-object without the raster image.

Hope this helps!
--Shift Studio.
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Old 01-24-2013, 10:55 AM
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Re: opening a PDf in photoshop question


I did already try the illustrator way, but fonts were missing.
Through acrobat pro it works with your tip. thanks

Would be great if this could be done in photoshop though.

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