Preventing B&W PDF Conversions?

RN
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Randall_Nufer
Jan 6, 2004
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Hello,

I am trying to place a PDF file photo into a newly created PSD file. For some reason, the photo turns black & white when it’s inserted into the Photoshop file. Why is this? I want color. How can I prevent this from happening? Thanks!

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Don_McCahill
Jan 6, 2004
This is just a guess, but could the PDF be created in CMYK mode, and your page in RGB. Try changing the image mode to CMYK on your image, importing, and then converting back to RGB.
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Rene_Walling
Jan 6, 2004
What colour mode is you Ps document?

What about the PDF?

What happens when you try to rasterize the PDF and then copy/paste it into the PS document?
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Randall_Nufer
Jan 6, 2004
Don/Rene,

I checked. The PSD file is grayscale. The PDF is RGB. I guess that is what is causing the problem. In the past I have always started out with a photo and built text or graphics around it, from that point. So it was probably always defaulting to RGB. This is the first time I am doing things the other way around. I was also trying to add blue text and could not figure out for the life of me why the text kept defaulting back to gray. I must have made 10 attempts!!! HA! Thanks for your help.
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r_harvey
Jan 7, 2004
This is another argument for InDesign as a container. You can place any old thing, at any resolution or color model, then scoot it around and embellish it non-destructively.
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graffiti
Jan 7, 2004
then scoot it around and embellish it non-destructively.

Yeah but, that’s not as much fun.

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