Photoshop: Add Printer Marks and Bleeds when saving as PDF

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Save as PDF with the added option to add Printer Marks and Bleeds to the output file.It is a feature which is available in Illustrator but one you can't do in Photoshop.Surely a quick transfer across that many people would love to see.
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»Surely a quick transfer across«
Illustrator and Photoshop are very different programs.

I suppose it should be possible to add document properties for Trim Box and Bleed Box for some of the file formats or store them in the metadata and redo the pdf creation, but I doubt this is that simple a task and as Photoshop hardly is a page layout application I wonder how worthwhile it would be for Adobe to invest the resources.
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Surely there are tons of designers who are doing their artwork in Photoshop though, and this little addition would make it so much easier to get it finished and off to print quicker.
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Who said page layout? Many artists are doing printwork like posters without any "page layout" and it would be great to be able to export the artwork to a print ready PDF instead of importing it into Illustrator or Indesign just for the PDF export.
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Creating the final design for a poster is "page layout".
edit: And even if my terminology should be off the issue currently remains: Creating the final layout for even a one page print product is better done in an application better fit for the task than Photoshop. Whether future developments will affect this remains to be seen.
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So creating a poster in Photoshop is wrong? Sometimes you need a look that contains heavy use of textures, brushing, photos and even hand lettered illustration. It should be possible to export that kind of work directly to a print ready PDF without having to use other apps. In Photoshop today, you have to set up crop marks manually. I don't really see why this isn't automated.
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Who said »wrong«? I’d call it unwise.

Printer/Crop Marks are pretty much irrelevant in a pdf, the Trim Box, Bleed Box etc. are what counts for processing. So being able to define those in Photoshop would indeed be useful.
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Sorry, I may have been unnecessarily unclear (edit: antagonistic even): Naturally doing in Photoshop the composing that is impossible in Indesign etc. is NOT unwise, but ultimately many designs will incorporate some vector elements, CMYK/print specific issues, ... and those are better addressed in an application dedicated to those issues.
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This is NEEDED!
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Photoshop: Update the save to PDF dialog with bleeds & more features.

Would love to have more control over the PDF saving features in Photoshop sort of like in Illustrator but even better by having simple things added like combine artboards or select which ones to save and orientation as well.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Photoshop: Ability to save PDF with bleeds and crop marks for use with Artboards.

I would love to be able to save out as a pdf with bleeds and crop marks. Now that Ps has art boards, this would be a huge plus for those doing print work!!
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Marks and bleed option when exporting PDF for print!.

Add marks and bleed when you export a PDF for printing from Photoshop. You can't really deliver artwork to a printer without adding bleed. This feature is in both Illustrator and Indesign. Why not in Photoshop? I often finish up my posters in Photoshop and it would be great to be able to just export it from there instead of importing the artwork into Indesign og back into Illustrator
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Agreed! It would be great to add the ability to setup bleeds in Photoshop like we can do in InDesign and Illustrator, while also allowing users to add Printers Marks to PDFs.