How to draw on a PDF file
1. Draw your desired picture on your computer using an appropriate program for it. Note that you don’t have to be very good at drawing as they are only supposed to be sketches, not full-blown masterpieces.
2. After finishing the drawing, crop off any “touching” unimportant parts (except for things like captions and numbers) from the edges of the digital document; then save the document as a PDF file (Adjustment > PDF Export > settings). You can now print out this new digital document in standard printing paper–just ensure that printer settings are set to “print borderless” or “print with no preview”.
Download a free PDF viewer that allows you to fill in, sign and share forms.
Here are the best PDF viewers for Mac : Adobe Acrobat Reader DC, Cyberfox Browser for Mac, Foxit Reader, Deli pdf reader.
Via Adobe Acrobat, go to [insert PDF file name] > Share > Create a Screen Reader Version.
Well done! You’ve successfully created a screen reader version of your document. You can now share the file with users who don’t have Adobe Acrobat installed or are visually impaired.
To remove this feature, you simply need to delete “Enable Accessibility” from the same menu (as seen below). This removes the PDF’s accessibility features and allows it to be shared with other users without restriction if they don’t have installed or wish to use a screen reader software like JAWS or ZoomText, which reads out text on the pages for blind and low-vision people.
To draw on a PDF file, you will need Adobe Acrobat Pro. Open the document using the software and add your drawing to it.
Once you have finished making changes to the document, you can save or print it out to transfer your drawings.
This is a difficult question. I recommend you save your PDF to an image file rather than try to draw on it. You can do this by going to the File menu and selecting Export > Save as Image > Choose where you want to save your file, for example C:/My Documents; next enter a filename of .png (this will change depending on what operating system your using) – there should be a “.png” option at the bottom of the dialogue box; then click OK… You can now open up Paint or Photoshop and drag in that new .png file — it may need some refining before hand.”
Open up photoshop and click “File” then “Open.” Once you find your PDF file, click on it to open it. Click on “Image,” then “Canvas size.” Change the width and height dimensions to fit your needs (remember there is no distortion when saving an image from a pdf), then click OK.
Select the pen tool or whatever tool you use to draw in Photoshop. Draw on top of your image! Save file as something new, with desired extension (.JPEG for example).
Upload new edited final PDF for others peruse.
Buy a drawing tablet (although you may be able to find used ones) and download an illustration app. Purchase or make templates of shapes you want to draw that are the same size as the drawing area. Set your main aim or target in mind, such as a house, car, bus for kids learning to read and write letters, etc. Find different photos/shapes from Google images (or use words). Bring them into your preferred drawing app and place them over on a blank canvas with guides where it needs to go within the shape template. Go trough each line with your finger on the tablet – your physical movement will move the digital pen on screen which does not require any physical movements of its own apart from being plugged in and switched on. Start with one line and then move on to the next, until you become more confident with your illustration skills. Draw in a digital notepad (you can create one for free) similar to how we do it when writing an email or letter and this is the simplest way of drawing.
A PDF file works by linking the text and images together as if they were a large piece of string, shown below. To copy or paste on to your document, simply cut where you would like the text/image to appear and then position it into your document.
Of course, this is just one way of how to do this; every digital software has many different ways in which you can accomplish these steps.
Draw on a PDF file? Well, that’s actually impossible since there’s nothing to do. Installing and using programs like LibreOffice Draw or Adobe Illustrator can help you with this.
Since they’re vector-based programs that work with outlines instead of pixels, they can create and save your drawings on a wide range of formats. Utilizing these programs (and paperspace) within the software means you won’t need more than the program itself and a type of editing software–which is just as it should be in regards to any design process/skill set 😉