Photoshop Layers and After Effects

At the root of the partnership of After Effects and Photoshop is the ability to transfer Photoshop layers to separate comp layers in After Effects and then edit the original as desired without having to replace or reimport layers. What may be 20 static layers in Photoshop can become 20 moving layers in After Effects.

This chapter briefly explores that union between the two applications so you can design your projects with this workflow in mind. See Chapters 10-12 for more projects utilizing this concept.

Chapter Contents

Basic Layer Transfers

Transferring Layers with Style Effects

Displacement Maps: Static Layers in Motion

Understanding Adobe Photoshop Features You Will Use

Understanding Adobe Photoshop Features You Will Use

Adobe Photoshop can be a complex tool only because you can do so much with it, however for in this video series, we're going to keep it as simple as possible. In fact, in this video you'll see an overview of the few tools and Adobe Photoshop features we will use. When you see this video, you'll see how you can do so much with so few features, but you'll learn how to use them in depth in the future videos.

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