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Kelly akers
Photshop files in Sony Vegas - no more transparency recognition?
on Feb 10, 2015 at 4:49:37 pm

In older versions of Sony Vegas I could import .PSD files into my timeline and Vegas would recognize transparency. Say if I cut a person out of a photo I could import the file and it would show the photo with a hole where the person used to be. Very similar to a mask. But the new versions - 10 and up - don't seem to allow this. When I import the file all I get is a white solid.

Is this something other people have experienced? It was one of my favorite features because I could stack layers with different images and do cool motion graphics.

Thanks!

Kelly


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Kelly akers
Re: Photshop files in Sony Vegas - no more transparency recognition?
on Feb 10, 2015 at 5:08:15 pm

I figured it out: .PNG and .GIF will preserve the layer transparency. I wonder if Adobe took that feature out of .PSD on purpose.


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Graham Bernard
Re: Photshop files in Sony Vegas - no more transparency recognition?
on Feb 10, 2015 at 5:08:39 pm

Really? I've always had to activate the ALPHA channel by going into Media Properties and selecting Premultiplied. Maybe John can give the history better than I.

Cheers

Grazie

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Steve Rhoden
Re: Photshop files in Sony Vegas - no more transparency recognition?
on Feb 10, 2015 at 7:22:47 pm

Transparency is still automatically preserved when a psd file is
imported into Vegas, nor is there any need to change its alpha channel
in media properties.

Which version of Photoshop are you using? Im also assuming you are saving
your psd files in the CMYK Color Mode, that also will cause the problem
you are currently having in Vegas, save them in the RGB Color Mode instead and you should be ok.

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Kelly akers
Re: Photshop files in Sony Vegas - no more transparency recognition?
on Feb 10, 2015 at 7:39:36 pm

Thanks for responding. I'm using Photoshop CC 2014 and Vegas 11. I saved in both RGB and CMYK and ran into the same issue - white solid.


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Steve Rhoden
Re: Photshop files in Sony Vegas - no more transparency recognition?
on Feb 10, 2015 at 8:27:11 pm

Not sure then what else could be wrong, Vegas 12 and 13 does not
have that issue. Ive never used Vegas 11 any at all, cause it was
the worst version of Vegas ever built.

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Kelly akers
Re: Photshop files in Sony Vegas - no more transparency recognition?
on Feb 10, 2015 at 11:37:14 pm

Perhaps that's my answer.


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Graham Bernard
Re: Photshop files in Sony Vegas - no more transparency recognition?
on Feb 11, 2015 at 6:28:48 am

[Steve Rhoden] "Not sure then what else could be wrong, Vegas 12 and 13 does not
have that issue."
Steve, I'm in VP13, and I can't import Transparent BG PSD:



PNG Transparent BG working:



Grazie

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Brian Tallant
Re: Photshop files in Sony Vegas - no more transparency recognition?
on Feb 11, 2015 at 4:04:23 pm

Kelly,

I use the feature you're describing quite a bit, and I've never had any problem with it, in Vegas 11, 12, or 13. I just tried creating a .PSD file in Photoshop CC 2014 and when I imported it into Vegas 13 the transparency was preserved. Like I said, I've also done this extensively in previous versions of Vegas and Photoshop.

So, although I don't know why you're having the problem, at least I can tell you that the problem is not common to all users.


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Graham Bernard
Re: Photshop files in Sony Vegas - no more transparency recognition?
on Feb 12, 2015 at 7:37:03 am

[Brian Tallant] "So, although I don't know why you're having the problem, at least I can tell you that the problem is not common to all users."
Brian, thanks for your clarity. And based on your firm assertion I went back to creating a PSD, and found I needed to include a BACKGROUND Layer, and using the previous original Media that DIDN'T hold the Transparency, it now does.

Brian, thank you.

Grazie

Video Content Creator and Potter
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Steve Rhoden
Re: Photshop files in Sony Vegas - no more transparency recognition?
on Feb 12, 2015 at 8:35:28 pm

Well probably that's the solution Graham.
Just has never experience such an issue with psd files.

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