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buijon
Making a 'precomp' layer in PS CS 2?
on Feb 14, 2007 at 5:50:57 pm

Is it possible to make a layer that uses a group as like a precomp like you can do with Premiere? In premiere you can import one sequence into another and alter it as a whole. Is there anyway to do this in PS? What I have and need to do is take my file that is about 900x900 and crop it to 720x480. However I don`t want to crop and save because if i need to go back and make changes i`ll be in trouble, and even cropping then undoing several times until things are right is very tedious.


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Mike Gondek
Re: Making a 'precomp' layer in PS CS 2?
on Feb 14, 2007 at 8:13:29 pm

Thanks to smart objects you can do this.

Just place your 900x900.psd file into your 720 x 480 file.



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buijon
Re: Making a 'precomp' layer in PS CS 2?
on Feb 14, 2007 at 10:39:05 pm

so it still needs to be 2 seperate .psd files though right? Its close enough to what i need if thats the case


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Mike Gondek
Re: Making a 'precomp' layer in PS CS 2?
on Feb 15, 2007 at 5:46:28 pm

That is the closest way I know of to simulate the After Effects Precomp in Photoshop. This way if you need to change your first file, it will update in your 2nd file. Every other method I know of requires 2 files.

You can get rid of the original file if you really wnat to, but I find it best to keep it rather than editing the smart object through the layers palette flyout menu option.



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