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Exporting large ai file into psd (URGENT NEED SOME HELP PLS)

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Dec 22, 2022 Dec 22, 2022

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hi , 

I am trying to import an AI file into AE , to start animate it , but it was too big for AE , so it crash multiple time . as a solution i m hoping AI export into PSD , can lower the size and i can be able to work on AE. But when i try exporting Ai file that i had released all the layer and done rename , the PSD file will only show a few layer that was on top layer in Ai and the rest will be just in one layer . 

 

In desparate need of help from anyone from Adobe 

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Dec 23, 2022 Dec 23, 2022

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If the file is working in Illustrator, then I would recommend exporting the content that you want to import into AE from within Illustrator.

 

Select the artwork that you want to export and set the format and scale when you export. Here's more information:

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Dec 23, 2022 Dec 23, 2022

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the PSD file will only show a few layer that was on top layer in Ai and the rest will be just in one layer . 


By @Vincent2768206356sa

 

This points to transparency being used in the file and that also might explain why there are issues in After Effects.

 

Can you please tell us your hardware specifications?

 

And also what's in the file? Which features did you use?

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Dec 23, 2022 Dec 23, 2022

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Can you split the .ai file into separate files containing a single layer?

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Dec 23, 2022 Dec 23, 2022

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Without seeing your art or knowing what you plan to do wtih this, is difficult to properly advise. If you do not need to animate a path/mask or zoom in to an extreme amount then file >> export >>psd.

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Jan 20, 2023 Jan 20, 2023

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Hi @Vincent2768206356sa,

 

Thanks for reaching out. I would recommend resizing the Illustrator artboard size & its content to fit according to the After Effects composition size (4k, 1080p, or 720p). If there are Multiple artboards, save them as separate Ai files.

Anshul_Saini_0-1674237591135.png

 

Also, ensure to keep layers separate/ ungrouped so you have the flexibility to edit or animate them in After Effects.

 

Kindly update the discussion if you still need assistance with it. We'd be happy to help.

 

Thanks,
Anshul Saini

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