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Jonathan Fraser
Importing a PSD into Motion results in mess
on Feb 26, 2008 at 8:04:54 pm

Hello I'm running into some issues importing a psd into motion. The psd in question was originally an illustrator file (.ai) that I exported as psd. In photoshop I merged all of the layer groups to simplify things once I got to motion. After opening Motion I import my psd, select all layers instead of merged, and then I get a mess where my graphic should be. Not only does every layer get imported with a black background behind it, but the colors for the elements in each layer are inconsistent with the original in terms of both shade and opacity. I can key out the black with a color key, but this is less than desirable. If I import merged layers then everything is fine,but I need to animate each thing separately. Any help is appreciated, and thanks for your time.


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david bogie
Re: Importing a PSD into Motion results in mess
on Feb 27, 2008 at 3:38:48 pm

You've got to create the alpha in PS before attempting to import to Motion.
Color spaces between AI, PS and video vary tremendously. It's a thoroughly confusing topic but the FCP and Motion manuals have plenty of suggestions n how to deal with it. Most PS projects have non-video colors because they are created by non-video people.

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Jonathan Fraser
Re: Importing a PSD into Motion results in mess
on Feb 27, 2008 at 10:52:53 pm

thanks for getting back, you were nearly right. It turns out the graphic was created for print and as such it was made in CMYK mode. As soon as I switched it to RBG everything was fine. Thanks for the help though.


Jon Fraser


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