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PDF bleed dissapers opening in Photoshop

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Hi

First time I've come across this one...

A client has sent his artwork through for print as a PDF file. When I open it in Acrobat reader the bleed and crop marks are all there. However when opened in Photoshop CS where I need to set it on a template for print (3 up) it opens without the bleed and crops, just exactly the 'trimmed' size.

Any ideas why and how to resolve this?

I do have Adobe suite Illustrator etc on another machine if that's needed for the solution.

Thanks

Dave
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by:Madkhali
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if possible, please upload an example to see what is happening exactly
thanks :)
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Tony van Schaik earned 2000 total points
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Check if have Bleed Box selected. But be careful Photoshop rasterizes your file, so it's possible you lose font editing.

Photoshop isn't really a print application, so you have to create the 3mm bleed yourself in your PSD this is not an option in Photoshop i use guides for that, you can use InDesign for print work.
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by:Tony van Schaik
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Oops forgot the image.

bleedbox.jpg
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by:swordfishsoup
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Sure here you go
goldrush-cover.pdf
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Thanks

Have a good day
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