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Imported colour pdf documents turn black and white

New Here ,
Aug 23, 2021 Aug 23, 2021

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Hello

whenever I load colour pdf docs into photoshop to resize or crop, the original shows as black and white only. WHY?

How can I get them to remain in their orginal colour?

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Aug 23, 2021 Aug 23, 2021

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PDF files can contain colours not supported in Photoshop. A sample PDF would be needed to specifically comment.

 

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Hello Stephen, thanks for posting.

here's a sample pdf I'm wanting to use, as attachment

I want the red colour to remain once I've done some cropping in Photoshop.

 

 

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That is not the original PDF. There is no way for me to examine the colour modes and elements in the original PDF file. It is a screenshot of the PDF saved as a PDF.

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I used to be able to crop those screen shots turned pdf and they were not switching from colour to balck and white.

Can you offer any way of undoing that colour change?

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If the screenshot of the PDF "is the original", then all you should need to do is ensure that when you open the PDF in Photoshop that the mode is set to RGB, or rather than rasterising the "page", you select the middle radio button for "image" to extract the image from the PDF, which is generally the better option if the PDF is just a wrapper for an image and not actual text/vector/image content.

 

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