I helped a team mate (at a different location) with a Poster (Many Layers). She needed some special effects.
I imported the .psd into After Effects 2014 cc
This is a single frame composition.
I used special effect video files to add effects and just lined them up where I wanted on the single frame to get the effect i wanted. (Explosion.mov)
I did this with 6 or 7 different .mov files to create the effect I wanted.
I exported the poster for delivery.
Turned out great.
My problem is: There are quite a few different pictures and different posters that have to be made. I just want to send the layers I made back to the Poster (Photoshop) Team Mate. (She doesn't know or do After Effects)
How Can I get my project with all the layers BACK to .psd or.... .how can I save this so she can import my .aep back into .psd so she can continue to work there?
Is this possible?
Can someone suggest a better workflow?
FYI I am using Adobe Creative Cloud Suite (2014) currently updated to newest versions
Photoshop cannot open the .aep file - you need After Effects to open that.
I'm not sure how you could put AE data back into PSD form.
If you export all the layers as still frames one by one with just a black background you could apply them with the add or screen blend mode in photoshop later (if its stuff like smoke or explosions). You could also, I think (though Im sorry Im not sure exactly how) export the still frames with an alpha matte so the transparency is preserved as in the original ae composition.