How can I make a 2 page PDF from photoshop from one file? Why is Adobe Acrobat changing my colors?

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Apr 01, 2022 Apr 01, 2022

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I have an 8.5X11 inch size canvas. I have 2 layers I want to turn into a 2 page PDF to print. 

 

How can I do this from photoshop directly? 

 

Also, how can I make sure printing the 2-sided matches up? I'm making something similar to business cards, but a custom size. Having a hard time making sure it lines up.

 

Also, I exported the 2 files as separate PDFs and when I combine them, they turn a different color. A kind of off-white/gray/tan color. Why is the color changing? Anything white turns this color. 

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Apr 01, 2022 Apr 01, 2022

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Hi, you should check the color profile while converting you make a can jpeg and then combine them in Acrobat DC...regards

Ali Sajjad / Graphic Design Trainer / Freelancer

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Apr 01, 2022 Apr 01, 2022

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What color profiles do I need? 

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Apr 02, 2022 Apr 02, 2022

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@DragonClaw0123 wrote:

I have an 8.5X11 inch size canvas. I have 2 layers I want to turn into a 2 page PDF to print. 

How can I do this from photoshop directly?


 

You need two separate files, then use File > Automate > PDF Presentation to create a multi-page PDF file.

 


Also, how can I make sure printing the 2-sided matches up? I'm making something similar to business cards, but a custom size. Having a hard time making sure it lines up.

 

If and only if your printer is consistent in double-side printing, you would need to measure how far off the reverse side print is and then counter this by offsetting the 2nd file in the opposite X and Y directions to take the misalignment into account.

 

Good luck!

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Apr 02, 2022 Apr 02, 2022

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I was able to align it properly with some tweaking.

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LEGEND ,
Apr 02, 2022 Apr 02, 2022

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You need the RIGHT colour profiles. These are different for every person and job. Are you working in RGB or CMYK? What profile does the document have in Photoshop? You can check this by clicking the ">" arrow at the right of the status bar and choosing "Document profile".

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Apr 02, 2022 Apr 02, 2022

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I have it set to CYMK since I print in CMYK. 

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LEGEND ,
Apr 02, 2022 Apr 02, 2022

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Ok, then:  What profile does the document have in Photoshop? You can check this by clicking the ">" arrow at the right of the status bar and choosing "Document profile".

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Apr 04, 2022 Apr 04, 2022

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If applications show colour differently it can be a sign of a corrupted display ICC profile. 

 

Windows display profile, display profile issues on Windows

 

Here's something to try

It'll only take a few minutes and is good troubleshooting.

 

At least once a week on this forum we read about this, or very similar issues of appearance differing between colour managed applications.

Of course you must not expect accurate colour with programs such as Windows "Photos", because colour management is not implemented there, so such programs are incapable of providing accurate image display.

 

Unfortunately, with Microsoft hardware: Windows updates, Graphics Card updates and Display manufacturers have a frustratingly growing reputation for automatically installing useless (corrupted) monitor display profiles.

I CAN happen with Macs but with far less likelihood, it seems.]

 

The issue can affect different application programs in different ways, some not at all, some very badly.

 

The poor monitor display profile issue is hidden by some applications, specifically those that do not use colour management, such as Microsoft Windows "Photos".

 

Photoshop is correct, it’s the industry standard for viewing images, in my experience it's revealing an issue with the Monitor Display profile rather than causing it. Whatever you do, don't ignore it. As the issue isn’t caused by Photoshop, please don’t change your Photoshop ‘color settings’ to try fix it.

 

To find out if the monitor display profile is the issue, I recommend you to try temporarily setting the monitor profile for your own monitor display under “Device” in your Windows ‘color management’ control panel to “sRGB IEC61966-2.1”. (If you have a wide gamut monitor display (check the spec online) it’s better to try ‘AdobeRGB1998” here instead as it more closely approximates the display characteristics).

 

Click ‘Start’, type color in the search box,

then click Color Management. In the Devices tab, ensure that your monitor is selected in the Device field.

 

You can click to ADD to add “sRGB IEC61966-2.1” (or AdobeRGB1998) if not already listed there.

Again - IF you have a wide gamut display I suggest trying “AdobeRGB1998”

 

Once it’s selected, be sure to check “Use my settings for this device” up top.

And click on “set as Default Profile - bottom right

 

 

 

 

Screenshot of Color Management Control Panel

 

Quit and relaunch Photoshop after the control panel change, to ensure the new settings are applied.

 

Depending on the characteristics of your monitor display and your requirements, using sRGB or Adobe RGB here may be good enough - but no display perfectly matches either, so a custom calibration is a superior approach.

 

If this change to the Monitor Display profile temporarily fixes the appearance issue, it is recommended that you should now calibrate and profile the monitor properly using a calibration sensor like the i1display pro, which will create and install its own custom monitor profile. The software should install its profile correctly so there should be no need to manually set the control panel once you are doing this right.

Color Management.jpg

 

 

Still got problems?

Perhaps try resetting Photoshop preferences?

Resetting restores Photoshop's internal preferences, which are saved when Photoshop closes. If they become corrupt then various issues can occur.

 

Here’s some info on how to do that:

 

https://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop/using/preferences.html

And

https://community.adobe.com/t5/photoshop-ecosystem-discussions/quick-tips-how-to-reset-photoshop-pre...

 

You may want to backup your settings and your custom presets, brushes & actions before restoring Photoshop's preferences.

Here is general info that:  https://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop/using/preferences.html#BackupPhotoshoppreferences

 

Also take a look at the following article and check if that helps: 

https://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop/using/printing-color-management-photoshop1.html

 

Preferences file location: https://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop/kb/preference-file-names-locations-photoshop.html

 

 

 

It may even be time to reinstall Photoshop.

 

Its recommended that you use the Adobe CC cleaner tool to remove all traces first.

Uninstall Photoshop BUT make sure to choose the option “Yes, remove app preference”.

 

Once that process finishes, start the installation process and look into the “Advanced Options”. Uncheck “Import previous settings and preferences” and choose to “Remove old versions”.

 

I hope this helps

neil barstow, colourmanagement net :: adobe forum volunteer

google me "neil barstow colourmanagement" for lots of free articles on colour management

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Apr 07, 2022 Apr 07, 2022

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If I have a Wacom color manager, would this be able to help me adjust colors?

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Apr 07, 2022 Apr 07, 2022

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You can open acrobat and go to combine files drag and drop the files set the pages to side by side. Just another way you can do this.

Lee- Graphic Designer, Print Specialist, Photographer

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But it changes my colors often times in Acrobat. If makes white stuff look tan/gray

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