Advanced Editing (Acrobat Professional)

1. Go to Tools / Advanced Editing / Touch Up Object Tool. Select the image and Control/Click or Right Click and choose Edit Image.

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2. Once open in PhotoShop, choose Image / Mode / Lab Color. Once converted to LAB, choose Edit/Convert to Profile.

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In the profile list, choose the U.S. Web Coated (SWOP) v2 profile (all other settings=default). This will set CMYK ink density to SWOP standards. Select OK.

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3. Save the image in PhotoShop, and save the modified PDF.

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Edit Object

1.  Vector objects in a PDF can be altered by using Illustrator and selecting “Edit Object” and adjusting fills and strokes to less than 320% of ink. The example below illustrates a vector object with a fill in excess of 320 TAC being adjusted to the proper level.

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Click here to read Tech Note 56.