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Has "Convert to Editable Text" been removed from After Effects?

New Here ,
Jan 05, 2017 Jan 05, 2017

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Hey,

I'm using CC 2017. Just starting to learn Ae and no matter what I try I cannot get the text from an Illustrator design into Ae as something editable. I've followed all the common instructions, I have:

-Separated the nested elements into their own layers (in Illustrator) 

-Exported this as a .psd in RGB with Text Editability preserved

When I import it into After Effects, it comes in as one psd file, not a compisition, and with no layers to reveal. If I select the file and click "layers", the "Convert to Editable Text" function does not appear. Not even greyed out. Help.

Thanks for any advice.

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LEGEND , Jan 05, 2017 Jan 05, 2017

Then it won't be editable in Ae too. "Convert   To editable text" is only for editable psd text layers.

about the merged file: in Ae if you want to import a multi-layered file as a composition then choose in the import dialog "Composition" and not "Footage".

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LEGEND ,
Jan 05, 2017 Jan 05, 2017

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open your PSD In photoshop - is the text editable? Also Make sure your psd is set to RGB and not CMYK - this could be the reason you are getting merged layers into one.

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.psd export is set to RGB but no. The text is not editable in photoshop...

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LEGEND ,
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Then it won't be editable in Ae too. "Convert   To editable text" is only for editable psd text layers.

about the merged file: in Ae if you want to import a multi-layered file as a composition then choose in the import dialog "Composition" and not "Footage".

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Participant ,
May 28, 2024 May 28, 2024

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Thank you for reminding me this workflow about not to use the cmyk color space in imported file 🙂

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Community Beginner ,
Jun 25, 2018 Jun 25, 2018

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Layer > Create > Convert to editable text.

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Community Expert ,
Jun 25, 2018 Jun 25, 2018

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Like Roei said, if you want to convert to editable text you have to start in Photoshop. It won't work with illustrator files.

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Community Beginner ,
Sep 20, 2018 Sep 20, 2018

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Thanks Andrew - That's the correct answer for me. 🙂

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Community Expert ,
Sep 20, 2018 Sep 20, 2018

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Yep. I like that they organized some of the commands, but a few things definitely got hidden a little bit.
"Reveal Layer Source in Project" is one movement deeper than it used to be, which makes me sad on the regs.

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New Here ,
Aug 28, 2023 Aug 28, 2023

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This works for me. Thanks a lot!

 

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New Here ,
Nov 18, 2019 Nov 18, 2019

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Try this. It just worked for me. www.youtube.com/watch?v=8GNt0Ux9kAk  Just be sure to save your Illustrator as RGB first.

 

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New Here ,
Apr 09, 2024 Apr 09, 2024

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There is an extra step Layer - Create - Editable Text

 

Good luck.

 

 

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