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Updating Imported PSD Question

Engaged ,
Jan 19, 2024 Jan 19, 2024

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Hi Everybody,

 

So I've been getting in the habit of importing PSDs into my AEP file and I keep running into a situation where I have to go back to the main PSD file and update it with new layers. Those new layers don't automatically load as PSD files into the bin. So I have import a whole duplicate main PSD file as composition, go into that folder, then drag the added PSD layers into the first main PSD folder. 

 

Is there a better way to import added layers to the main PSD file that's linking to the AEP? Having to import a duplicate PSD and move layer PSDs over to the original folder is really ineffiicient.

 

It's a little hardto describe, I hope that makes sense. I'm trying to be able to go back to a linked PSD and easily added updated layers to the linked AEP file without having to load a whole aother main asset again.

 

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LEGEND ,
Jan 19, 2024 Jan 19, 2024

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As usual: Check AEScripts.com. I'm sure there's some helpful scripts.

 

Mylenium 

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Engaged ,
Jan 29, 2024 Jan 29, 2024

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Sorry Mylenium. Just checking this now, been deep diving in AI recently. Will do that. Thanks so much!

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Jan 29, 2024 Jan 29, 2024

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Rename the original composition. Save the PSD with the same name. Import it again, retaining layer size and creating a composition. Open the new comp with the new layers, then select the new ones, copy them, and paste them into the original renamed composition, then arrange the new layers in the correct order. 

 

The whole process takes about 5 minutes. When you are done, select the original renamed comp in the Project panel, go to the File menu, and choose File/Discrepancies/Reduce Project. All of the duplicate layers will be removed. No need for a script. Unless you add 40 layers, the whole workflow will take just a few minutes, and none of your original animations will be affected in any way.

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