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Chapter 23. WEB/IMAGEREADY > Photoshop to After Effects

Photoshop to After Effects

You can import a layered Photoshop image into Adobe After Effects 4.1 and position it in the Time Layout window to create animated effects over time for Video or QuickTime output. A layered Photoshop file can be imported as an After Effects composition file. Individual layers and groups will remain intact.

Matching colors between Photoshop and other applications

If you try to mix a color in Photoshop using the same RGB values as a specific color used in Macromedia Director or Netscape Navigator, you probably won't be able to achieve an exact match, because Director and Navigator use the Windows Color Picker or Apple Color Picker (depending on your platform) to determine RGB color values (the number that's attached to each R, G, and B component), whereas Photoshop, by default, uses its own color picker.

If you use the Windows/Apple color picker instead of the Photoshop color picker, the colors you mix using the RGB sliders on the Color palette in Photoshop will match the colors used in Director. To switch pickers, choose Edit menu > Preferences > General, choose Color Picker: Windows/Apple, then click OK. Remember to reset this preference to the Photoshop color picker when you're finished.

Photoshop to video

If you're using an Avid video production system, use these image dimensions: 720 x 486 pixels (D-1 NTSC). For a QuickTime movie, the image can have any dimensions. For both Avid and QuickTime, the recommended image resolution is 72 ppi. Don't bother using a higher resolution than that.



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