Tuesday, August 31, 2010

How to export a Multipage PDF from Adobe Photoshop CS5

Many designers must have found it difficult to export PDF from Adobe Photoshop CS4 and CS5.

In earlier version of Photoshop it was quite an easy task as the export wizard was located in file menu under automate option. But with the latest releases of higher version Adobe has put this facility out of Photoshop and merged it in Adobe Bridge. Yes. Adobe Bridge is now used to export a multipage PDF file. It is quite simple, though for new users it may take some time to understand the interface of Bridge. Let us explore the method of exporting a multipage PDF in coming steps:

1. Open Adobe CS5. Open all the documents you want to export as PDF. For example, one.psd, two.psd and three.psd. See image below.

2. Open Adobe Bridge by clicking on Browse in Bridge. See image below.

3. Once Bridge is open, click on the Output ink at the top area. See image below.

4. This will show the options related to output in the right column. At this stage the interface of Bridge is very simple and easy to understand.

5. Adobe bridge has a left column from where you can locate your files. This left column features 'Favorites' and 'Folder' tab from where you can choose your desired files. At middle there is a 'Preview' and 'Content' area. You can select your file and view the preview in Preview panel.

6. Now have a look at the right column which contains all the options to export PDF file. Click on the PDF button and play with the remaining options. See image below.

7.At the bottom there is 'Save' button clicking on which your multipage PDF will be exported successfully.

Hope this tutorial helped. Do not forget to give a comment.


  1. Thanks for this post. You have properly mentioned how to export pdf from photoshop. It will really help. Thanks again. keep posting!!

  2. Great, but how do you export a multi-page PDF as individual PSD files? This used to be available in earlier versions under the Automate menu - Multipage PDF to PSD option. Can't figure our how to do it in Bridge.

  3. Thank you for this post! Very helpful :D

  4. I was told several times that this was no longer possible in CS5. THANK YOU! BTW, this function is back where it was before on CS6 where it was before being taken to Bridge.

  5. THANK YOU!! THANK YOU!! This is the second time I have had to use your clear, easy-to-follow instructions - bookmarking them this time!

    1. Thanks for your comment Sheri. I am glad that I could help. Cheers!

  6. Thank you; exactly what I was looking for!

  7. This was my first to create Mulitpage PDF

  8. Thanks for the comment Bhushan. I am glad my article helped you!

  9. Hi there!
    Please correct me if I'm wrong, but using your method the text within the psd file cannot be highlighted. If you try to highlight it, you autom. highlight the whole page.
    Do you know of a way to have multiple pdf pages with highlightable text?

    Also, on another note, My multiple psd files include vector graphics, when I save them one by one as pdf at high quality press the vector quality is retained, but when I bridge them, even with full quality settings, the pdfs are ruined! Any ideas?

  10. it combined all the pages on one page.

  11. OMG I have been trying to 'automate' for hours and could not get the file to condense. This did the trick- amazing. Thanks so much!

  12. Thank you so much! I've been using online services to merge my files into multipage PDFs. I might actually have a reason to start playing around with Bridge now!

  13. This details is awesome and thanks a ton for referring to it :-) I’m anticipating seriously for the next post of yours...
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