Unfortunately, you cannot save a vector-based PDF in Photoshop. This is because Photoshop is primarily a raster program. You can, however, export the file to Illustrator, preserve the vector data and still use the image for your printing or publishing needs. Below is a step-by-step guide of what you need to do to export a vector to PDF in Photoshop.
If you know you're going to want to export a vector as a PDF so you can print it and use it in other materials, you should create or edit the image in Adobe Illustrator to begin with. You can also download ready-made vector images of high quality from our vector library. Better yet, when you download directly from us, you have the option to save an image in the format of your choosing, including a PDF. If you want to save yourself time, headache and the possibility of losing data and flexibility, use our images for your next project.
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