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If you hit ctrl-i (on pc), it should bring up import window with box for comp, comp cropped, or footage.
I just imported another PSD file the way I always expect it...is there a problem/limit to the number of layers...I probably have over 100 layers? BTW, is there a quick way to count the layers?
Thanks again...anyone that can help!
I "think" I figured it out without understanding why..
The PSD file was CMYK mode...I changed it to RGB...saved it again...then read it into AF and NOW it is importing all the layers...WHY? I have no idea.
AE can't read cmyk. You're lucky - in the past it would have given an error and not imported anything.. Invalid color space or something.
After Effects CS3 can convert CMYK images to RGB, but it has to flatten the PSD to a single image (i.e., footage, not composition) to do it.
The "Preparing still image files for importing" section of After Effects Help on the Web warns you that "when possible, you should work in an RGB color space in applications such as Illustrator and Photoshop when creating images for video, film, and other non-print media."
Many video aps do the same... it'll "see" CMYK, but you only get one layer of the image. It's always important to prep the material to convert to RGB the way you want, rather than relying on an automatic color space conversion.