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

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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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Adobe Community Professional , 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. HTH, JVK

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Adobe Community Professional , 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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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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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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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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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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