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Jim Clark
Layered Photoshop file doesn't display images in Motion 5
on Apr 25, 2013 at 5:23:42 am

Hi All,

I'm trying to create the "kid stays in the picture" effect using PS CS6 and Motion 5. I've created the layered PS file, but when I import it into Motion, preserving the layers, the image in each layer appears black and you can't view the image in Motion. The layers are there and appear in separate tracks, but all of the images appear black. If I import a JPEG file into Motion, you can see the image fine.

One thing I did notice when saving the file in PS, the Channels option is grayed out. Do I need to be saving the channels for the file to work correctly in Motion.

Thanks for any help!

Jim Clark


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Mark Spencer
Re: Layered Photoshop file doesn't display images in Motion 5
on Apr 25, 2013 at 5:30:43 am

Make sure your PSD is set to RGB color space. Greyscale or CMYK will not work.

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Mark Spencer
Freelance Producer/Editor/Motion Graphics Artist
Apple-certified Master Trainer
Author, Motion 4 from Peachpit Press
http://www.applemotion.net


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Jim Clark
Re: Layered Photoshop file doesn't display images in Motion 5
on Apr 25, 2013 at 12:44:05 pm

Hi Mark,

That solved the problem.

Thanks!

Jim Clark


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Jon Navarro
Re: Layered Photoshop file doesn't display images in Motion 5
on Sep 8, 2015 at 5:43:42 pm

Hi Mark,

Having a similar issue. Problem I have though is the file started as a layered vector image in Ai, which I exported as CYMK to photoshop. But when I changed the color type to RGB it flattened all my original vector layers. Any idea how to work around this?

Here's what I'm attempting to do. Use Pic Chart created in Ai as a place holder for video in motion. I hollowed out the center of the chart in Ps, and created a mock Chromakey placeholder for my video. Once in motion what I'd like to do is animate the piechart and send to FCPX where I can then drop my video below the chroma placeholder to have the video and animation play at the same time.

Best,
Jon


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Dan Rayner
Re: Layered Photoshop file doesn't display images in Motion 5
on Oct 29, 2015 at 8:43:12 pm

Thanks a lot Mark!


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Robert Lawrence
Re: Layered Photoshop file doesn't display images in Motion 5
on Nov 7, 2015 at 6:29:30 pm

Also, photoshop images MUST BE in 8bit mode, anything else will pull in flattened image.


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