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Book Template in Adobe Photoshop

  • In Photoshop, go to File -> New
  • Make sure to include the page number in the file name as you will need to create a different file for each page.
  • For the page size enter your final trim size plus .125” bleed on all four sides. For example, if you are printing a 6.625” x 10.25” comic you would enter 6.875” x 10.5”. You may also choose to design your pages as two page spreads, in which case you would first double your page width before adding .125” bleed on all four sides (so 13.5” x 10.5” for the 6.625” x 10.25” comic size).
  • The image resolution should be 300 pixels per inch.
  • Choose CMYK as your color mode.
  • In the Advanced section select Don’t Color Manage This Document and Square Pixels.
  • Click OK to create your page, then repeat the process as many times as you need to cover all of your pages.
  • Adobe Photoshop Book Print File Setup New Document

    Exporting your Book Template in Photoshop

  • When your pages are all designed and you are ready to export your pages as a print-ready PDF, go to File -> Automate -> PDF Presentation
  • If you have all of your book pages open select Add Open Files. Otherwise, click Browse to add them to your PDF.
  • Save the file as a Multi-Page Document and unselect everything in the Include section.
  • Click Save to continue.
  • Adobe Photoshop Book Print File Setup PDF
  • At the top choose High Quality Print as your preset, though we will be making some changes.
  • Adobe Photoshop Book Print File Setup High Quality
  • In the Compression tab turn off all compression settings to avoid unnecessary quality loss. The only time to select these options is if your images have a very high resolution. 300 pixels/dots per inch is ideal for print, but we will accept up to 400 ppi/dpi. Anything above that cannot be accurately reproduced by offset printing presses, so choose Bicubic Sampling To 300 ppi for images above 400ppi if you find yourself in this position.
  • Adobe Photoshop Book Print File Setup ppi
  • In the Output tab choose No Color Conversion and Don’t Include Profile.
  • Click Save PDF to save your print-ready PDF.
  • Adobe Photoshop Book Print File Setup Profile

    You now have an interior page template to design your project around.