Timeline tools grayed out in a reopened PSD animation file. How do I get them back on??

Community Beginner ,
Aug 09, 2021 Aug 09, 2021

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Last week I created a simple video animation, which rendered fine and which I posted. Today, I opened the PSD file and cannot play back nor render the same file. The tools above the timeline are grayed out. Not only that but I got a pop-up that instructed me to rasterize the type layer in order to continue. That makes no sense, as it is a layered PSD file. I was able to edit the layer elements on the timeline but cannot play back nor render to a video. The only option available is Image Sequence. Hopefully this is a simple thing I am overlooking.

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New Here , Mar 09, 2022 Mar 09, 2022
Not sure if everyone is still having issues with this, but I found a work around. I guess the new M1 chip does not support the video animation in Photoshop. I was having the same issues as addresses above. The solution was to go into your Creative Cloud area where the apps are and click the three dots next to Photoshop. You'll see in the drop down that you can open Photoshop (Intel) versus the M1 version. Makes sure your current Photoshop window is closed and then select that Intel option. I jus...

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Adobe Community Professional , Jun 15, 2022 Jun 15, 2022
There was an update that's been pulled that offered native support of videos on M1 processors. I suggest to wait for the 23.4.x update that should pop up as soon as the issue is fixed. Check this forum, and your CC app.

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As I mentioned in another post, upon opening a previously created Video Animation in Photoshop I found the Timeline controls grayed out. Also, there seemed to be no ability to render to any video format. The frustrating part is I had already created the video, rendered it and posted the output on YouTube and Instagram. So, I know it worked. I'm not a novice.

 

Today however, nothing. I spent an hour trying to figure out what I have missed. I also set up an New Document and found NO options for Video Animation. Only Frame Sequence and Image generation. That is weird and a waste of time struggling with an app that is supposed to streamline my work. Plain rubbish.

 

What irritates me is that when I could not get ANY Creative Cloud apps to run on my former Mac, Adobe suggested I upgrade, which I did. To hear their apps are not compatible with the new Mac OS or hardware is the most unacceptable BS I've heard from Adobe yet. I truly hope I get some kind of response to the Timeline issue, but I am not holding my breath, and I am not wasting any more of my valuable time using Photoshop to create video animation.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Aug 09, 2021 Aug 09, 2021

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[Moderator moved from Using the Community (forums)  & merged with original on the topic in Photoshop.]

No need to duplicate your posts.   It's possible your video format is NOT compatible with Photoshop.  That said, Photoshop is first & foremost a graphics editor, not a video editor. 

 

Adobe's dedicated video apps include: Premier Elements, Premier Rush, Premier Pro or After Effects.  For best results, use Adobe Media Encoder to encode & export video. 

 

Nancy O'Shea, Adobe Product User & Community Professional
Alt-Web Design & Publishing ~ Web : Print : Graphics : Media

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New Here ,
Feb 22, 2022 Feb 22, 2022

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i have the same issus. i created the gif in photoshop, but after reopening I couldn't play it anymore... very frustrating. 

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Not sure if everyone is still having issues with this, but I found a work around. I guess the new M1 chip does not support the video animation in Photoshop. I was having the same issues as addresses above. The solution was to go into your Creative Cloud area where the apps are and click the three dots next to Photoshop. You'll see in the drop down that you can open Photoshop (Intel) versus the M1 version. Makes sure your current Photoshop window is closed and then select that Intel option. I just tried it out and the control panels are no longer grayed out and everything play fine now. Hope that helps anyone searching this issue.

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Mar 23, 2022 Mar 23, 2022

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This worked!! absolute legend

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There was an update that's been pulled that offered native support of videos on M1 processors. I suggest to wait for the 23.4.x update that should pop up as soon as the issue is fixed. Check this forum, and your CC app.

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New Here ,
May 26, 2022 May 26, 2022

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Thank you!  This solved my issue today...wish I had googled the issue and found your answer sooner!  Adobe--maybe sort this out?

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May 27, 2022 May 27, 2022

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thank you thank you. never would have otherwise known how to fix this and it worked 

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THANK YOU THANK YOU! It took me so long to figure this out and I finally found this article and it worked!

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