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

New Here ,
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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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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[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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