I would open the EPS file in illustrator and then separate each individual element that you want to animate to a separate layer. You may be able to do this easily by using the sequence of layers the man in the layer panel inside illustrator. Save the file as an illustrator file and then open it inside AE as a composition.
I have not tried it but you may be able to convert your eps layer to shape layers inside AE and get a separate shape for each element. It all depends on how the file was originally created.
if you post the file we can give you better suggestions
thanks for your reply rick?
i'm finding this is a lot over my head...but learning as i go. i know realize that i can't change colors from something that is white in an image as there is no color info or at least that's what i'm guessing. here is a jpg of one of the images i'm trying to apply effects to:
what i'd like to do is change the white to a color over time. i don't know whether to separate the colors in PS as layers but won't i have the same problem with white. i mean i've done the change color effect on other images but they all had color info like a red to blue. this has me stumped. will making one of the colors (black or white) the background (solid shape in AE) make a difference?
thanks for your help!
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You can use Tint or Colorama to colorize the image. Depending on which you choose, there are a number of different ways to animate the colors changing.
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