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ivan pk
Importing PSD back into After Effects, not staying at original dimensions?
on Nov 23, 2013 at 1:03:58 am

Hi,

I had a tried and true process that I'd do to render a still from after effects as a PSD, edit it in photoshop, then re-import it into After Effects and it would be perfectly aligned with the frame I'd been working on. I used the shortcut opt-cmd-s to generate the freeze-frame PSD.

Now when I import the PSD back into after effects, it's much smaller then the source file and is about 50% the size and in the middle of the window. Resizing the document to fill the window is a pain and not always as accurate.

Am I doing something wrong? Is there a simple fix to have the PSD fill the screen again?

Thank you!


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Erik Waluska
Re: Importing PSD back into After Effects, not staying at original dimensions?
on Nov 24, 2013 at 7:31:37 pm

My guess is that you had the resolution of the comp set to less than 100% when you exported the frame. Still frames, unlike video, are exported at the resolution set in the comp. BTW, you can export a layered PSD file from AE, just go to Composition>Save frame as>Photoshop Layers. Some things won't translate to Photoshop but reasonably simple comps will usually come through OK.

Erik Waluska
EAWmedia


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Todd Kopriva
Re: Importing PSD back into After Effects, not staying at original dimensions?
on Nov 28, 2013 at 5:56:41 am

Be sure to submit a bug report if something is working incorrectly:
http://adobe.ly/ReportBug

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sean lloyd
Re: Importing PSD back into After Effects, not staying at original dimensions?
on Mar 27, 2014 at 6:16:10 am

Hi,

Don't know if this will get monitored or not, but I am having the same problem and I tried what was suggested here and it didn't work for me. So I figured, oh well and just tried to resize it, but the resolution is not the same and so the still seems very blurry, compared with the original footage. I used PNG to try to maintain the same quality, but it didn't work. I have had this problem before and found a work-around, but it is an important function for what I have been working on lately, so if someone has any idea, I would be very grateful, as I have searched around a fair amount and can't seem to find anything. Thanks...


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sean lloyd
Re: Importing PSD back into After Effects, not staying at original dimensions?
on Mar 27, 2014 at 6:33:20 am

For anyone else who may encounter this... It's a stupidly simple fix. It appears that the default setting on the OUTPUT MODULE SETTING are set at 480x720, so I just hit resize to change it to my Comp Setting, (which for me was 1920x1080) and it worked fine. Don't know why it doesn't follow the comp size, but...

PS I am on CS6

Cheers...


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