1 Reply Latest reply on Sep 12, 2011 3:38 AM by Rick Gerard

    After Effects CS4 - importing single psd layers


      Hi all! Here's the situation:

      I have an ae comp to which I imported a layered psd file. Everything went as expected: all my layers were visible in AE so I was happy. However, I then decided to add new layers to the psd file. Is there a way in which I can "update" the ae composition - importing ONLY the new layers I've created instead of having to import the whole psd file again and deleting the repeated layers?


      Thanks a bunch!

        • 1. Re: After Effects CS4 - importing single psd layers
          Rick Gerard Adobe Community Professional & MVP

          Short answer: No.


          Probably the easiest thing to do would be to change the name of the folder in the project window that has all of the original PSD layers, then rename the composition, then import the updated composition as a composition and copy and paste the new layers into the original composition and arrange them in the right order. You could then drag the new layers into the original layer folder and delete the new layer folder and the new composition. You could also use the collect files command to clean up the comp after you've completed the project.