Photoshop: I can not Save my design as a PDF file (32-bit file)

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I can not Save my design in Photoshop as a PDF file. I get a message that my design is not an image file.

Who can help me out? I work in Photoshop CC.
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Patrick van der Wilden

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Chris Cox

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Where/when are you getting that message?

That doesn't sound like a message you'd get while saving a document as PDF.
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Hello, I am experiencing the same problem. I'm guessing the initial question came from someone trying the Automate>PDF Presentation command. There is no "Save as>PDF in Photoshop CC. If there was, I'm sure neither of us would be having any problems right now.
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Yes, there is "Save as" and PDF is a file format choice in Photoshop (and has been for many years).
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No, there is not, otherwise there would not be any problems, and I would not be posting here.
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Chris Cox

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When you save a file in Photoshop, PDF is one of the options. Again, that has been there for many years.
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Seriously? Is this really the direction this conversation is going to go? There is no option under Save As for the PDF format. I'll post the proof below.
Edit: And wouldn't you know, the screen shot won't upload. I blame OS X Mavericks. This is the second website that won't upload files since the "upgrade." Um, Mr. Patrick van der Wilden? Could you please state whether you are using Mavericks? It wouldn't surprise me if this is Apple's fault, not Adobe's.
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Yes, there is an option to save as PDF in Photoshop, and has been for many years.
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There, I had to connect my PC to upload my image. That means my old PC is now more reliable than my new Mac. Oh, and there's the proof: No PDF option.
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You know, I could be wrong, but are some other file types also missing? Is the combination of Photoshop CC & OS X Mavericks to blame? I should've stuck with CS6 & Mountain Lion...
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That's because you are in 32 bit/channel, which very few formats support.

Again, PDF has been a file format option in Photoshop for many years (much longer than 32 bit/channel has been available).
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Sir, someone should pin a medal on you, give you a massive reward, and then throw you a parade! I mean that sincerely. I hope Patrick van der Wilden knows about this already, but either way it seems this issue is now resolved!
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Now if only I could edit my [earlier] (posts,) I would change all of the emotion tags so that the mood can be listed as happy.