How to Prep Photoshop Files for After Effects

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    Photoshop is a great place for designing content to animate in After Effects – but knowing how to prep your files and think like an animator is crucial for success! Properly structuring your file and knowing which features transfer smoothly into After Effects will help you spend less time struggling with importing, and more time making those awesome animations!
    In this tutorial, SOM’s Senior Motion Designer Kyle Hamrick walks you through prepping an existing Photoshop file, then covers several techniques you’re likely to encounter, like Artboards, Layer Styles, Adjustment Layers, Gradient Maps, preserving Editable Text, and more.

    And check out How to Import PSD to AE | https://youtu.be/qZheTq2LBTU

    00:00 – Intro
    01:12 – The Essentials
    03:29 – Resizing
    04:58 – Grouping & Folders
    06:43 – Assessing Your Images
    09:25 – Artboards
    10:14 – Linked Files & Smart Objects
    11:24 – Textures
    12:59 – Preserving Editable Text
    13:31 – Layer Styles
    14:44 – Adjustment Layers
    16:46 – Vector Shapes
    17:46 – Masks
    19:51 – Wrap-Up

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