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Source file re-creation

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Hello, I was curious is is possible to take a PDF that was created from a PSD and re-create the source PSD. A former graphic designer took our source file of a very important doc and we can't make update to the PDF unless its possible to re-create the document in Adobe pro writer.
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Depends on how the PDF was saved.
Just try opening it.
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As you can see from this video the file has quite likely been flattened before exporting as a PDF.
However, it may also have been exported as a photoshop-PDF file which is editable.

In addition it may have been converted to CMYK as required by some print shops.

Try editing it in Photoshop to find out which type of PDF it is.

If it's just a plain PDF you could do a partial recovery by opening it in photoshop and drawing masks around various graphic elements and copy them to layers etc.

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Currently I don't have photoshop on my computer but here is the document. Let me know how it opens up in photoshop

 http://supercon2k.com/_PRINT/SC2K-Sponsorship-Deck/SuperCon2K-SponsorshipDeck-RGB.pdf
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