As an artist, we usually have LOTS of images in our documents.  From jpegs to pdfs, we have to be mindful of the size and resolution that we try to send to clients and potential clients for review.

For years I have created multi-page pdfs of my art collections.  I make them in 2 sizes – one that is “smallest” which means low-res but small enough to attach to an email.  I also save the same collection as “print quality” for clients who need more than a cursory glance.

My computer guy taught me how to do this from Photoshop files years ago.  I go through a process that involves 2 programs other than Photoshop (Acrobat Distiller and Acrobat Pro) because, well, he told me to. 🙂  Doing it this way gives me more flexibility with the size and resolution of the final pdf so it makes sense.

Now that many artists are part of the Adobe Cloud subscription – Creative Cloud – they have access to all of these programs with no additional charge.  I decided it was time to do a video showing the process and share it with you.

You may have another way.  You may not want to do this at all.  I’m just showing you what I do – take what you’d like or leave it completely. 🙂

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Here’s to your creative success!

– Tara Reed