Help! Every time I import a .PSD file and drag it on to my timeline it only shows up as a few frames. I need it to be about 5 secs but I can't drag it to make it any longer. 2 black dashes also show on each on of the image layer. Could somebody help me with this please?
You probably saved the PSD with the animation timeline open or something like that. Impossible to tell. You have not provided much useful info.
Most likely problem, you had the import as a sequence button checked. this will give you footage that AE thinks is a movie and you won't be able to change the out point in the timeline. Fix the problem by unchecking the import as a sequence switch.
Least likely problem - you fouled up the way you saved the PSD file.