I'm using CC 2017. Just starting to learn Ae and no matter what I try I cannot get the text from an Illustrator design into Ae as something editable. I've followed all the common instructions, I have:
-Separated the nested elements into their own layers (in Illustrator)
-Exported this as a .psd in RGB with Text Editability preserved
When I import it into After Effects, it comes in as one psd file, not a compisition, and with no layers to reveal. If I select the file and click "layers", the "Convert to Editable Text" function does not appear. Not even greyed out. Help.
Thanks for any advice.
open your PSD In photoshop - is the text editable? Also Make sure your psd is set to RGB and not CMYK - this could be the reason you are getting merged layers into one.
.psd export is set to RGB but no. The text is not editable in photoshop...
Then it won't be editable in Ae too. "Convert To editable text" is only for editable psd text layers.
about the merged file: in Ae if you want to import a multi-layered file as a composition then choose in the import dialog "Composition" and not "Footage".