August 23, 2010 2:27 PM Subscribe
How can I create a high-quality but small file sized, multi-page PDF? I am assembling a design portfolio and have access to Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Bridge and Indesign.
posted by pulled_levers to media & arts (14 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
Although there are arguably better alternatives to sending your portfolio (making a website, hard copy, or uploading it to something like issuu) a lot of firms in my line of work still want a pdf you can email.
So far, I've been creating my multi-page PDFs through Adobe Bridge. Unfortunately, if you want the PDF to be <25MB (so you can send it through email) you sacrifice a lot in quality. The next level up becomes too big of a file.
Illustrator has a limit on how many pages you can turn to PDF. I think Indesign has an option to make pdfs but I don't really know how to use Indesign.