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James Harford
PSD files become SOFT when they are moved on pre comped in CC
on Jun 4, 2014 at 11:05:19 am

Hey guys. This is a very weird problem I am having and thought I would put it out on here to see if anyone has had the same, and can shed some light.

When I import a PSD file created in Photoshop CC it looks fine. Nice and sharp.

Then I bring this comp into anther comp - it looks soft??

Or if the PSD layer is moved it goes form sharp to soft and then is sharp again when its placed back in its original position. It happens when I change the comp size as well.

Its as if the pixels aren't lining up correctly.

I am animating UI. I am not doing anything obviously wrong.

Any help would be really appreciated!

Can provide scene files if it helps?

Thanks!


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Michael Szalapski
Re: PSD files become SOFT when they are moved on pre comped in CC
on Jun 4, 2014 at 1:19:48 pm

Screenshots would be useful. Both of your composition window and timeline.

Does pressing the continuously rasterize button do anything?

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James Harford
Re: PSD files become SOFT when they are moved on pre comped in CC
on Jun 4, 2014 at 1:55:05 pm

thanks for getting back to me mate.

No the continuously rasterise button doesn't do anything.

Here are attached screen shots of the problem.

One image is sharp. The second is soft. The only difference between the two is on has been moved down 1 pixel. So it fluctuates between soft and sharp (its very subtle but definitely a problem)





Its like the image falls out of the pixel grid?? So every other pixel when moving the image is soft?

Very weird!


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Michael Szalapski
Re: PSD files become SOFT when they are moved on pre comped in CC
on Jun 4, 2014 at 2:18:42 pm

You haven't scaled these at all, have you?
Screenshots like this have to be kept the same size and moved in single-pixel increments otherwise they will go soft.
If it is at 100% scale, is exactly on a pixel value in x and y, and moves one pixel down in y, it should still stay sharp.

It's possible that it's something else that I can't know because I don't have your project file.

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James Harford
Re: PSD files become SOFT when they are moved on pre comped in CC
on Jun 4, 2014 at 2:41:07 pm

I totally understand,

These are from a psd unscaled.

here is a video illustrating whats happening, as the pictures don't really illustrate the problem that well.

AFX PROBLEM from James Harford on Vimeo.



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Todd Kopriva
Re: PSD files become SOFT when they are moved on pre comped in CC
on Jun 4, 2014 at 4:37:53 pm

See the "sub-pixel positioning" section in After Effects Help for an explanation and some solutions:
http://helpx.adobe.com/after-effects/using/layers.html#layer_image_quality_...

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James Harford
Re: PSD files become SOFT when they are moved on pre comped in CC
on Jun 5, 2014 at 10:02:29 am

Bingo!

Thanks Todd!


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