I use Catalyst a lot for prototyping and adding visual elements during the development process. Now, for the first time, a designer has given me a PSD file of an entire application design. I'd like to load it into Catalyst, as advertised! But the file is 57 MB, and Catalyst is telling me it has a 40 MB limit on PSDs. I can think of a few things to do:
Not sure what's the best thing to do. Any suggestions on best practices?
I would refactor the PSD. I would break it down it the same pattern that you will be breaking it into inside Catalyst. You also might want to look for any merging of layers that make sense to do in the PSD. The flatter the file, the better FC will run, and eventually the SWF.