6 Replies Latest reply: Jan 21, 2011 8:09 AM by mdharman RSS

    Importing Layered PhotoShop file into After Effects

    mdharman Community Member

      I am running After Effects CS5 and PhotoShop CS5 on a 64-bit Windows machine. I want to import a layered PhotoShop file and keep the layers so I can animate the separate elements. Sometimes, everything works fine and I get the expected PS icon in the timeline for each layer. But sometimes, doing everything exactly the same, I get a funny icon on the left (RGB?) and the bounding box for each layer is the size of the comp with the anchor point in the middle of the comp. The layers are not trimmed to the bounds of the content. The timeline color for each layer is green rather than blue. What's going on?

       

      File>import file ... Import kind>composition-retain layer sizes.

       

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