ADOBE AFTER EFFECTS: Forum Expressions Tutorials Creative Cloud

Crop image in after effects?

COW Forums : Adobe After Effects

<< PREVIOUS   •   FAQ   •   VIEW ALL   •   PRINT   •   NEXT >>
Edward VasquezCrop image in after effects?
by on Feb 16, 2012 at 4:45:28 am

Sorry if this has been answered many times before. I cropped an image in photoshop and hoped it would be able to stay cropped when I imported into after effects. Can it be done like that? If not what is the best method to do this? Thanks in advance


Return to posts index

Angelo LorenzoRe: Crop image in after effects?
by on Feb 16, 2012 at 8:18:53 am

Yes, unless it is a smart object (and even still, I think AE rasterizes these which bakes in all changes) then cropping an image in Photoshop is destructive; cropping effectively throws away all the pixels that were outside the image area.


Return to posts index

Tudor "Ted" JelescuRe: Crop image in after effects?
by on Feb 16, 2012 at 9:30:59 am

I would much rather have the crop applied in AE - it gives me better control over the project, since if I want to adjust the crop I can do it straight in AE. The easiest way to crop is to draw a mask on the layer.

Tudor "Ted" Jelescu
Senior VFX Artist


Return to posts index


Cassius MarquesRe: Crop image in after effects?
by on Feb 16, 2012 at 1:18:01 pm

I'm not sure I'm following what you said. You're saying you cropped an image in photoshop and in after effects it didn't appear cropped?

I can only imagine you used the crop tool with the hide option selected(there's a hide and a delete option) and then you imported a psd. There's no other way a cropped IMAGE would appear different otherwise.

If that's the case you can still tell AE during importing to crop it to the PS canvas.


Return to posts index

<< PREVIOUS   •   VIEW ALL   •   PRINT   •   NEXT >>
© 2017 CreativeCOW.net All Rights Reserved
[TOP]