new info for problem I posted below: canvas size problem

Discussion in 'Photoshop' started by xerj, Feb 18, 2004.

  1. xerj

    xerj Guest

    OK, using 7, this very weird thing is happening.

    I do this:-

    1) resize a pic
    2) downsample it to 300 dpi

    then, because I want a thick black border around a thinner white border
    surrounding the pic, I do this:-

    3) with a white background, increase canvas size (relative) by 2 points
    4) with a black bacground, increase canvas size (relative) by 4 points.

    This results in a file of around 650k when viewed in a file explorer window.

    HOWEVER, when I make a PDF of this file, it somehow balloons to 4.5 MEG.

    I have tried doing it to only step 3) (i.e. only adding the one canvas size
    increase), and it makes a correct size PDF. When I do it to step 4), though,
    suddenly it rockets to 4.5M.

    Anyone have ANY thoughts about what is going on and how to fix it?

    Thanks in advance.
    xerj, Feb 18, 2004
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  2. xerj

    Hecate Guest

    You've asked the same question three times. Stop being a PITA and go
    and go and find a copy of Acrobat for Dummies. That should help.
    Hecate, Feb 19, 2004
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  3. xerj

    xerj Guest

    Respectfully, I've asked it twice and clarified with more information, and
    this CERTAINLY won't be answered in anything basic. Something weird is
    happening in the application between one canvas resizing and the second one,
    and I can't find a straightforward answer. I'm not demanding that you give
    me one, but I'm not going to apologise for asking the goddam question.

    If you bothered to actually read what I wrote, you'd see that it ISN'T a
    straight forward problem. That is why I am asking it here.

    Is that SUCH a shocking transgression of net protocol?
    xerj, Feb 19, 2004
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    Eric Gill Guest

    Well, it's obvious that you think so, and no one else does.
    Or the user.
    I'll give five to one it is.

    What are the pixel dimensions of the graphic in question?
    Eric Gill, Feb 19, 2004
  5. xerj

    xerj Guest

    I'll give five to one it is.

    Fine! Great! It'll be easy to solve then. That's all I want!
    BEFORE I add the borders:-

    W: 2126
    H: 662

    Resulting size of PDF file after printing with Distiller:-

    AFTER I add the borders (by increasing canvas size twice):-

    Resulting size of PDF file after printing with Distiller (changing no

    I don't see why this happens.
    xerj, Feb 19, 2004
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