Join Ian Robinson for an in-depth discussion in this video Optimizing layers for animation in After Effects, part of After Effects Guru: Working with Vectors.
…Now when it comes time to import your Vector Photoshop documents into…After Effects there are some things you need to be aware of.…So let's take a closer look.…I'm going to start in my exercise files in the 02 folder.…In there I've renamed a copy of the Box Frame PSD we created earlier.…Let's just go ahead and open the 02 01 Box Frame PSD.…So once your inside Photoshop let's go down and…grab our direct selection tool.…It's down here towards the bottom of your tool panel.…
Let's select the path selection tool and just click and…draw a lasso around the lower right corner of your composition.…Here you'll notice we selected our first rectangle.…If I just click and draw a lasso around the…upper portion, you'll see I have a different vector shape.…So there are two vector…shapes that are being used to create this one shape.…Now, After Effects is kind of smart application, it will…see both of those vector shapes, and import them as masks.…Now it's important to understand when you…are importing Photoshop documents that contain vector data.…
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- Analyzing how vectors behave across the Adobe Creative Cloud
- Animating titles from Photoshop
- Creating custom type from Illustrator
- Importing and copying vectors from Illustrator into After Effects
- Animating with shape layers
- Timing animation vectors