Chp 18.

1. To import .psd’s files into after effects you double click on the project panel and click once on the desired .psd and select any of the options in the import as drop down menu.

2. Composition brings in every layer at the size of the document and composition cropped layers brings in a layer at the size of the layer not the document. Footage gives you a dialog box with more options such as merged layer and choose layer.

3. After effects will recognize layer, visibility, opacity, layer blend modes, alpha channels, layer masks, adjustment layers, groups, vector clipping paths, layer styles, guides, clipping groups, text and video layers.

4. To apply layer styles in after effects you right click on a layer and mouse over layer styles from the drop down menu.

5. Select the layer menu at the top and select convert to editable text.

6. To export a frame as a layered ps file select composition at the top and select save frame as photoshop layer from the drop down menu.

7.  Some hella tight things you could with photoshop and after effects is making 3d objects with simple flat layered images.

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