The PDF, or portable document format, is a popular file format option that is widely used. This is because it makes it easy to combine text and graphics together into a file that is easy to open and share. In this video, author Richard Harrington walks you through how you can adjust digital images with Adobe Acrobat Pro.
- [Instructor] The PDF, or Portable Document Format, is a popular option that's widely used. It's because it makes it easy to combine text and graphics together into a format that's easy to open and share. You will need the paid version of Acrobat Pro. Now I've opened up a PDF here and I need to make a few changes. By default, when you first open, if you don't see the Edit command, you can just choose Edit PDF, and now the elements can be modified.
For example, it'd be very simple to make a change. I notice here that it says Spring Science Fair yet we're holding the event in December. Well clearly, there's two science fairs a year, but we need to update this. So if I click on the text, I can type in and it will update. Now if the original font isn't on your system, you'll need to find something that's close or change the other parts.
So let's just replace the rest of this here, and you see that the edits are applied. You will be able to use any font that you have on your system, and should be able to come up with something that's close. Again, feel free to experiment here and choose a font that you like that works for you. I'm going to go with something a little bit stronger here, and I'll use Futura Book, and I like that, and you see that it updates.
We could then for example change the top font to match and I can update. Now what I do like is that if you don't modify the text, it will still preserve appearance even if you don't have that font on your system, but you might recall early on we discussed the option of collaborating with others and consider always checking if your organization owns this font of if you have a way of accessing it. Now besides modifying text, you can also make adjustments to the images.
This can be done in several ways. First up, let's talk about direction. This is an example where the look direction would be much better if our subject wasn't looking away from the information. So I could choose to flip the photo and now his eyeline is guiding us towards the text block. Now, using the crop tool here, with an image selected, you can choose to adjust the borders.
I can click and drag, and the image will update. I'll click the crop tool again, and now the image is ready to move. Now you'll find other options here available for changing images and making adjustments. Now, you can choose to select an image, and then modify a photo. Just select Edit Using, and you can select from presets here, or choose Open With to pick a different image editor.
Let's go here to the local disk and I'll go to Program Files, and I'll select Adobe, and Photoshop Elements, and choose Open. Select the executable or the application and choose Open. It'll now launch the application and allow you to update the photo.
Now, I'm just going to take advantage of the Quick Edit and we'll do a Smart Look, giving it richer color. That looks good. I'll come here to Adjustments, and do a Smart Fix. That looks good. Add a little boost to the overall saturation.
There we go. Now I can close that file, and save my changes. Store it in the default location that comes up. Now, when you switch back to the Acrobat Reader, you'll see that the image has updated, taking on the new properties. By overwriting the old file, it's now adjusted.
There are many other controls here, including the ability to rotate, crop, flip and flop, as well as align multiple objects. This will make it simple to adjust your overall layout. Feel free to explore the controls here inside of Acrobat Pro. By using some of these controls inside of Acrobat, it might make it easier for you to quickly fix something that's wrong with the PDF you've been given, maybe it's a date change or a title change or tweaking the photo. You can even swap out a photo with something new.
But what happens if you want to get out of Acrobat and take it into the Microsoft workflow? Well, I'll show you that next.
- Reviewing essential technological concepts
- Why does file format matter?
- JPG, PNG, and other raster formats
- Converting file formats with Adobe tools and free utilities
- Resizing images
- Matching visual style
- Adjusting the exposure, color, and size of an image
- Making essential image adjustments in Microsoft Word and PowerPoint
- Adjusting images with online image editors
- Adjusting images in a PDF file with Acrobat Pro
- Intellectual property rights