Its been a few years since I've used photoshop and after effects together so hoping you can remind me how to do this.
I'm trying to export an animation created in photohop, its frame by frame, no background. I've been exporting it as an image sequence, now I"ve coloured it I need to solve this transparency issue.
Is there a way to export it to use in after effects on top of a background layer.
So I just want to see the character, no background, animation on top of my background layer in after effects, does that make sense??
Please don't say I need to have an alpha channel on each frame, that will take ages, there must be another way.
Please help I need to sort this ASAP
Thanks in advance!
Once the file looks like you need it , save to .psd format to bring into After Effects. You can use the timeleine to for example adavance to a positon you the layers to be in.
You then have options in after effects when you bring this in as either a grouped composite or individual layers in your timeline. I forget what they are excatly called, but should still be 2 main option at top.
I get this window not sure what to be selecting, but I tried different things and it still isn't importanting as literally the animation with no background, have I missed something? whats strange is that when I import the psd, what does import is a strange monatage of snippets of the video I'm making in afterfx, not the completely separate animation i made in photoshop which I'm trying to work into the video.
very perplexing! any more help is much appreciated.
oK I figured it out!!! I exported as png squence, straight unmatted, and now its showing in aftereffects like I needed to. Its amazing how missing one little click messes everything up!
thanks you really helped x