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Byron L. Pfordte
After Effects/Photoshop CS3 Layer Import- HELP PLEASE!
on Nov 25, 2009 at 4:10:00 pm

I am having trouble importing layers into After Effects CS3 from Photoshop CS3 projects. If I choose to import a specific layer from Photoshop into After Effects, for whatever reason it does not import the correct layer, but rather imports some other - seemingly random - layer from the photoshop project. Has anyone else come across this or have any ideas how to remedy? Thanks.

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Dave LaRonde
Re: After Effects/Photoshop CS3 Layer Import- HELP PLEASE!
on Nov 25, 2009 at 4:53:54 pm

Got any layer styles going in that Photoshop document? You'll want to flatten them. AE8 does NOT do well with layer styles.

You can still preserve individual layers for animation purposes, but you'll have to plan how you do your flattening. I presume you also know that CMYK is a no-no in AE... RGB only.

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Byron L. Pfordte
Re: After Effects/Photoshop CS3 Layer Import- HELP PLEASE!
on Dec 15, 2009 at 7:25:56 pm

Sorry for the late update. I tried your suggestions, but they did not seem to remedy the problem. A previous post to this thread said to update to 8.02, and that seems to have done the trick. Thanks for the input though. Have a Merry Christmas!

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Chris Wright
Re: After Effects/Photoshop CS3 Layer Import- HELP PLEASE!
on Nov 25, 2009 at 9:02:27 pm

is it set to import as an image sequence?

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Todd Kopriva
Re: After Effects/Photoshop CS3 Layer Import- HELP PLEASE!
on Nov 29, 2009 at 5:47:53 pm

Are you using After Effects CS3 (8.0.2)? The 8.0.2 update fixed some problems with the import of layers from PSD files.

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Byron L. Pfordte
Re: After Effects/Photoshop CS3 Layer Import- HELP PLEASE!
on Dec 15, 2009 at 7:27:15 pm

The 8.02 update did the trick. Thanks and have a Merry Christmas!

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