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    Make pdf file size smaller

    I have created a business card in Photoshop. The company wants the pdf at 600dpi so I created it as a psd at 600 dpi then converted it to pdf. The file is 3.3MB - it has to be under 2MB. How do I make it smaller? Any help much appreciated.
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    Memory(???) Can't you set the dpi output in Photoshop for the resulting pdf? Set it lower than the PSD's 600, or change the psd's 600 first.
    (OK, I'll go and check again.)
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    Right, well in CS2 at least, you have a box called "Adobe PDF Presets" where you can select pdf quality.
    Last edited by ameerat42; 15-09-2012 at 9:08am.
    CC, Image editing OK.

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    That worked, thanks very much.

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    Seem strange to want a business card file at 600DPI, from photoshop export as a photoshop EPS then use adobe distiler to make it a PDF This gets rid of a few common errors involved with creating PDF's from photoshop and Indesign.

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    I owrked out how to make it smaller thanks to some help from lex Treloar over at Brisbane Photography. The trick was to (a) flatten from a tiff file, then when converting turn off Ediutign in Adobe and Quick view options. I thought the 600dpi was odd too, but it said if you had text it must be 600. I'll try it your way.

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    I owrked out how to make it smaller thanks to some help from lex Treloar over at Brisbane Photography. The trick was to (a) flatten from a tiff file, then when converting turn off Ediutign in Adobe and Quick view options. I thought the 600dpi was odd too, but it said if you had text it must be 600. I'll try it your way.

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    Glad you got it figured out,

    but that seems strange to me text is fine at 300 dpi even 72 dpi in old newspapers the reason is that being a proper PDF it stays vector as soon as you flatten the file the text become bitmap and pixelly.

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