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Ryan PatersonPSD layer updates
by on Nov 19, 2010 at 4:55:28 pm

I'm working between Photoshop and AE, and I've imported a PSD to a comp with cropped layers. If I go back into Photoshop and say, add a layer to the file, is there a way to update the file in AE without reloading it? I know how to update existing layers but not how to get AE to read new ones.

Thanks!


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Dave LaRondeRe: PSD layer updates
by on Nov 19, 2010 at 5:00:30 pm

If you save over the Photoshop file AND maintain the same number of layers in the document, you should be good to go. Automatic update of Photoshop documents has been a feature in AE since at least Version 4.

You can look up the procedure in AE's Online Help. Just do a search using the word photoshop, and it'll turn up,

And don't use CMYK in Photoshop! RGB only!

Dave LaRonde
Sr. Promotion Producer
KCRG-TV (ABC) Cedar Rapids, IA


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Ryan PatersonRe: PSD layer updates
by on Nov 19, 2010 at 5:05:29 pm

Yes, which is very handy, but I specifically want to add new layers


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Kevin CampRe: PSD layer updates
by on Nov 19, 2010 at 5:09:11 pm

something strange happened to my reply... maybe this one will stick.

if you add layers, they will not show up in the project/comp. you will need to reimport the file...

however, if you have already started to animate/effect the other layers in the sd, and don't want to lose that, you can choose to import only specific layers. import the psd, but choose 'as footage' and then choose 'specific layer' and select the layer. then just add that layer to the comp.

Kevin Camp
Senior Designer
KCPQ, KMYQ & KRCW


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Ryan PatersonRe: PSD layer updates
by on Nov 21, 2010 at 9:17:32 pm

Thanks! Worked like a charm


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