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  • Fri, May 6 2011 6:42 AM

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    Import Photoshop (PSD)

    I'm testing photoshop imports/generation, and I'm running into problems.

    The help seems pretty straight forward:

    "When you capture from a layered Photoshop image into Avid DS using the Import Photoshop command, a Targa image file is created for each Photoshop layer. A sequence with one composite container clip is created in a new bin in the Avid Explorer, along with a master clip for each layer. These master clips are linked to the Targa files. Each layer in the Photoshop file is recreated in the composite container clip as a layer and corresponding clip on a composite track. Each layer is composited in the same order as the original Photoshop file.

    ... The Photoshop images must be 8 bit RGBA or grayscale files. Only normal blending information is supported, and text and shape information are rasterized when captured.In addition, to correctly import a .psd file, you need to have a background layer that is the same size as the entire image (this layer can be deleted afterwards)."

    I created a test psd with several layers and with the same resolution as my project (1920x1080). When I use Generate > Import Photoshop...

    I get the new bin and the Linked layers folder, but no sequence as documented.

    I'm using Photoshop CS5 (v12).  Is there anything I should be looking for or trying? Tips? More anti-sleep pills?

     

     

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  • Tue, May 10 2011 7:00 PM In reply to

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    Re: Import Photoshop (PSD)

    Can you please open an issue with Avid Support and provide your CS5 .psd file so we can test and evaluate the problem?  Thank you.

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  • Fri, Sep 23 2011 8:18 AM In reply to

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    Re: Import Photoshop (PSD)

    hey

     

    don't know if u already found the trick,

    but unchecking " maximize compatilibilty " before saving either in CS3 or CS5 works for me.

     

    hope this help

    greets

     

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  • Wed, May 8 2013 7:54 AM In reply to

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    Re: Import Photoshop (PSD)

    I can't believe that you must uncheck MAXIMIZE COMPATIBILITY when you export a psd file on photoshop. That's not the way...

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