Photoshop CC: No option to save a photoshop file as pdf file

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how can i save an photoshop file to a pdf file?
i tried to change the saving type, but there's no option to save as pdf :(
can anybody tell me how to do? thanks
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File>Scripts and your options are in there.
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Or you can go to File>automate and you can generate a pdf that way too.
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dear paul,
thank you for your advice, i tried those two ways but i still cant save as pdf :(
do you have another way or or you know why will happen like this?
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Try this and it should work Maggie. Flatten all your layers by clicking Layer>flatten Image. Then go to file save as and there should be an option on the drop down menu that says (Photoshop PDF). From there you can config your PDF options to your liking. Hope this helps :)
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i flat the image successfully, however there's still no option of pdf :(
is my file too big? or some problem about the images? or the texts..:( sorry that those suggestions not work... and thank you for your help.....please reply me when you have another options
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maggie, what version of Photoshop are you running?
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Adobe Photoshop CC 14.2.1 X 32
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Here is an image with a screen shot with me saving as a PDF in Photoshop CC. http://imgur.com/5f07tDt
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that work out for you maggie?
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yea, i know what you mean..... but it didnt work. some file can save as pdf like this but some are not, so i'm thinking whether is the problem of the image, text in the file
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And flattening the image first didnt work?
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no, it didnt work :(
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If it helps, you can send me the image to my email address Pwhiteheadnj@gmail.com and ill take a look and see if i can help.
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ok i will send the file with all the layers to you. but it takes a longer time to upload that large file, plz give me some time, thank you very much !
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no worries. ill be waiting.
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Maggie, just posting here so people can see a work around for your problem. It's the same as i emailed you. (Ok, the reason why you cant save as a PDF is because of your color mode being 32bit. Here's what you do.. Flatten your image as i told you. Then on the menu bar go to Image>Mode and choose 16bit. Dont freak just yet cause your exposure will be hot for a second. In the menu dialog next to method, click the drop down arrow and choose Exposure and Gamma. Click OK. Now you can go to File>Save As and choose photoshop PDF. You need to change the color bit mode of all your images to 16 and follow this work flow to convert psd projects to file pdf's.)
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I'm not sure what you mean when you say "In the menu dialog next to method".

Do you mean Image> Adjustments> Exposure... then click okay?
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Yes, I think that is what he meant (it's the only option that makes sense there).

And unless you are working with High Dynamic Range images or floating point data - you probably don't want to be in 32 bit/channel floating point mode.
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Chris, Thanks. I think my jpeg image is just too big to convert to PDF (47150px by 31316px).
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Yep, that is larger than the 30,000 pixel limit for saving PDF in Photoshop.
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Thanks Chris... that helps!
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Check the document mode and bit depth.
PDF does not support all color modes or bit depths.

Also, PDF has some limits on the document size and won't support anything over 30,000 pixels in either dimension.