just adding that during my search on the Internet (I did my homework before
posting on the forum), I only found that link that seemed merely relevant to the
case - but still, did not help.
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Do your layered PSD files have lots of groups within groups within groups (etc...)?
If so, un-nest all of the layers, or drastically reduce the number of layer sets you have.
Also, how many layers are in the file? It may be worth splitting up the PSDs into multiple files if there are a ginormous number of layers.
well some of the psd's have only 4 or 5 layers but it is true that some
have groups withing groups (not a ridiculous amount though).
I did start to unnest them file by file and found one that was corrupted or something
"a problem occured while accessing layers' data. Do you wish to read composite data instead?"
and when I click "yes", it says that it cannot occur since the doc is incompatible w/ my PS version (CS3).
Anyway, I'll let the artist rework that one file and it should be fine.
Thanks for your answer, I really appreciate your valuable input.
psd files with multiple layers encapsulated in groups and sub-groups can be hard for AE to import and deal with.
Merge groups that are not absolutely mandatory for compositing purposes (like colors and outlines layers on drawings)