The speediest way to get an answer: ask your colleague.
If you have a PSD file with the layers already seperated, you can import the Photoshop document into AE as a Composition instead of as a single footage element.
> I have no idea how to bring in layers from Illustrator or Photo Shop
See After Effects Help:
Start here to learn After Effects:
Trying to use AE for anything without a little basic training will cause you endless hours of wasted time and a boat load of frustration.
It's the same with Photoshop:
It's the same with Illustrator:
It would actually be a disservice to you to give you a step by step list without seeing the image but here goes. I'm feeling a little mean today:
- Open Photoshop
- Open your image in Photoshop
- Use the selection tools in Photoshop to select the words you want to animate
- If you want to animnate the words separately then select them one at a time and do the following:
- Make sure you are on the background layer
- With the word selected press Ctrl/Cmnd + J to duplicate the selection to a new layer
- Name the layer
- Move back to the Background layer and make another selection
- Repeat until you have all the words on separate layers
- Now turn all layers except the background laye off and use the clone tool to paint out the words
- Save your Photoshop file
- Import the Photoshop file as a composition into After Effects and animate.
If you have no idea what I just said, watch the videos in the links.
Colleague was fired...:) No longer a viable resource. But thanks anyway.