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Create a batch action where a multiple page PDF document is saved to individual psds

New Here ,
Jan 09, 2020 Jan 09, 2020

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Hello,

Need help creating photoshop batch action where a mutiple page PDF document is opened, and it's individual pages saved separately as PSD documents. Note, I can open PDF in photoshop and slowly save each page as a PSD page but when you are talking about a 70 page PDF document, this gets real old fast. Thanks for the help.

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Community Expert , Jan 09, 2020 Jan 09, 2020

Hi,

Do you have the full Creative Cloud subscription? If so then the easiest way to do this is in Acrobat outside of PShop. You open Acrobat, select "Organize Pages" then open the PDF, choose "Split" from the menu across the middle top, select "Split by number pages = 1" and then just click 'Split.' It will save every page out of the PDF as a separate PDF document. If you really need them to be PSD files then that's a simple action to set up.

 

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JVK

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Community Expert , Jan 09, 2020 Jan 09, 2020

In addition to using Acrobat Pro to either split or rasterize, I'd look into the following script if you only have access to Photoshop:

 

https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Paul-Riggott/PS-Scripts/master/PDF%20ProcessorII.jsx

 

https://prepression.blogspot.com/2017/11/downloading-and-installing-adobe-scripts.html

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Hi,

Do you have the full Creative Cloud subscription? If so then the easiest way to do this is in Acrobat outside of PShop. You open Acrobat, select "Organize Pages" then open the PDF, choose "Split" from the menu across the middle top, select "Split by number pages = 1" and then just click 'Split.' It will save every page out of the PDF as a separate PDF document. If you really need them to be PSD files then that's a simple action to set up.

 

HTH,

JVK

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Jan 10, 2020 Jan 10, 2020

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SHAZAM! Well that worked great! Yes, I do have full Adobe CS but have been much more immersed in other apps… not as much in Acrobat. Thanks tons… saved a bunch of time. Resolved!

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Aug 17, 2022 Aug 17, 2022

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Thanks so much for this tip! How would you be able to batch convert them to PSDs? I have access to acrobat and photoshop

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Aug 17, 2022 Aug 17, 2022

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I would recomment Paul Riggott's PDF Processor II script:

 

https://github.com/Paul-Riggott/PS-Scripts/blob/master/PDF%20ProcessorII.jsx

 

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In addition to using Acrobat Pro to either split or rasterize, I'd look into the following script if you only have access to Photoshop:

 

https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Paul-Riggott/PS-Scripts/master/PDF%20ProcessorII.jsx

 

https://prepression.blogspot.com/2017/11/downloading-and-installing-adobe-scripts.html

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Apr 12, 2021 Apr 12, 2021

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AMAZING. The UI is a little outdated or buggy looking, but it works AMAZINGLY. Thank you for this link, Paul Riggott has tons of great Photoshop scripts here: https://github.com/Paul-Riggott/PS-Scripts

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Apr 13, 2021 Apr 13, 2021

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You can change the interface to dark to suit modern versions of Photoshop:

 

var myBrush = g.newBrush(g.BrushType.SOLID_COLOR, [0.2, 0.2, 0.2, 1]);

 

And you can change the two variable instances that use the "Georgia" font to another font/size or you could just comment out // to disable or delete these lines.

 

This will make the GUI appear more "modern".

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Aug 19, 2022 Aug 19, 2022

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http://www.marspremedia.com/software/photoshop/batch-multi-save

How to deal with PDF is set in the the PDF/AI/EPS options. Three choices: 1. First page. 2. All pages (what it sounds like you're looking for), or 3. Images. Last option saves every image in PDF to its own file. Options 1 or 2 you then need to choose what box to crop to, and resolution/color. Option 3 neither applies, the result is the unaltered image color and size the image is in the PDF.

 

William Campbell

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