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Julie Hill1
need help w/photoshop layers!
on Jun 2, 2006 at 5:30:19 pm

I need to crop a line art drawing into many layers in photoshop to animate them in after effects. When I tried to do this, 2 things happened:

1. I could not use the filter "extract" which I think gives you an independent bounding box upon completion (could this be because I'm editing an illustrator file?) So instead, I simply erased what I didn't need for each layer.

2. Because I couldn't use the "extract" filter, each layer has the same bounding box/anchor point, etc. as the document. I need all of the layers to be independent w/their own bounding box that fits it's size.

What am I doing wrong? I'm obviously not a photoshop expert.

BTW, I'm using photoshop CS2 on a G5.

Thanks for any help!



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Simon Carlson-Thies
Re: need help w/photoshop layers!
on Jun 5, 2006 at 4:07:29 pm

Was the layer you are trying to apply the extract filter to a background layer? ie did you open the file and when you did, did it have only one layer with a lock symbol next to it?

If so select the whole layer and copy and paste it into a new layer and delete the background and try applying the extract filter.


Simon Carlson-Thies


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