1 Reply Latest reply on Jan 29, 2013 5:05 AM by Mylenium

    Color change when transferring image from Photoshop to After Effects

    spencer meredith

      Hi everyone,


      I am trying to import a logo from photoshop CS6 to After Effects CS6, however the black color within the image changes to a dark grey when it gets into AE. I noticed on the color picker in PS that it changes to the same grey color that is used as the replacement web safe color. Therefore I'm assuming AE is just converting everything into web safe colors.


      Is there something I need to change in AE to allow me to import the image and keep all the original non web safe photoshop colors?


      Sorry if this is a very basic question thats been answered before, I couldn't seem to find the answer within these forums.


      Many thanks in advance,



        • 1. Re: Color change when transferring image from Photoshop to After Effects
          Mylenium Most Valuable Participant

          This has nothing to do with web safe. You are making a mess of color management/ color profiles. You have soemthing enabled in PS and since AE by default doesn't use any color managemnt and just assumes plain sRGB, the colors change. There's no easy explanations here, but you have soem reading up to do about color management in general and also specifically how Photoshop corrects for monitor profiles and how to use the Proof Preview to compensate for that or how to establish a workflwo that mimicsa AE's "unmanaged" colorspace.