Monday, September 5, 2011

Saving multi page pdfs from illustrator

Save as pdf - check press quality, untick illustrator editing capabilities - adds heaps of size to the folder, which we don't really need. The illustrator file is still there, so we don't need to be able to edit the pdf.

Don't forget bleed and printer's marks.

Remember to make sure it's in CMYK - it will show up at the top of the page. If it's RGB, change it through file document colour

Multi page PDF - if they're out of order, we make it look like it will when it's done. Pages are out of order, open with adobe acrobat pro - same but white instead of red. Click on the page thumbnail at the left, click and drag to change the order.

You can delete pages, add extra files, edit text, etc. Click on tools and find edit.

If files are too big, either flatten image, merge some layers. Otherwise, it could be the brushes - can rasterise these, which makes them from vectors to pixels. Remember that this can't be reversed, so only do it at the end, and always save a back up.

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