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How to Create PDF Presentations from Photoshop CS6 Files in Bridge

In Bridge, you can use the ultra-efficient PDF generation feature to create a single, multipage document from multiple Photoshop CS6 images. Follow these steps to create a PDF presentation:

  1. Select your desired images and choose Window→Workspace→Output.

    You can also select Output from the Workspace shortcut menu in the top-right portion of the Application window. Finally, you can also click the Output to web or PDF button in the Application bar.

    The Output panel appears.

    [Credit: ©iStockphoto.com/HannaMariaH Image #5051437]
    Credit: ©iStockphoto.com/HannaMariaH Image #5051437
  2. Click the PDF icon.

  3. Select a Template from the pop-up menu.

    Presets, such as 2-Up Greeting Card and 4*5 Contact Sheet, are available. The Maximize Size preset places one image per page at the maximum size.

  4. In the Document area, select a page preset and size.

    Note that you can enter a custom size in the Width and Height fields. Select either Portrait or Landscape orientation. Select your desired background color. Specify whether you want High or Low Quality. Select High if you want to be able to print the PDF with optimum results. Select Low if your PDF is meant to be viewed only onscreen.

    Finally, if you want to secure your PDF via a password or disable printing, select those options. Both options can be good when sending a PDF for approval purposes only.

  5. In the Layout section, specify how you want your images to be arranged on the page.

    Specify your margin measurements and other options for spacing and rotation.

  6. In the Overlays section, if you want the filename and/or file extension below each image, select your desired font size and color.

    In addition, you have the option of adding a header or footer to each of the pages in your PDF.

  7. In the Header and Footer sections, you can add a line of text to appear at the top or bottom of each page. Specify your desired font, size, color, and so on.

  8. If you want your file to be viewed as a slide show, specify your viewing options in the Playback area:

    • Open in Full Screen Mode: Opens the PDF in Full Screen mode, where the page fills the screen.

    • Automatic advance to the next page: Specify how long each image appears onscreen in the Duration field.

    • Loop After Last Page: Enables the presentation to continually run. If not selected, the presentation stops after the last image.

    • Transition: From the pop-up menu, select how you want one image to transition to the next. For certain transitions, you can also specify the Direction and Speed of the transition

  9. Finally, if you want watermarked text (which will be overlaid on the images), such as a copyright notice, enter the text and specify the font attributes and colors.

    You can also specify the Opacity (transparency) percentage.

  10. Select View PDF After Save to have your PDF file open in Acrobat or Acrobat Reader.

    Preview may open for Mac users, depending on your settings.

  11. Click Save. Name your file and click Save again.

    Bridge then creates your PDF.

    [Credit: ©iStockphoto.com/HannamariaH Image #5051437]
    Credit: ©iStockphoto.com/HannamariaH Image #5051437
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