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Chapter 3. Importing and Managing Clips > Importing Photoshop Files

Importing Photoshop Files

Premiere can import files created in Photoshop 3.0 or later. It can even import a single layer from a multiple-layer Photoshop file. Premiere also recognizes an alpha channel in a Photoshop file, so you can use it to define transparent areas (see Chapter 12, “Creating Titles”).

To import separate Photoshop layers:

1.
In the Project window, click the bin into which you want to import a clip to select it (Figure 3.30).

Figure 3.30. Select a bin in the Project window.


The bin is highlighted, and the clip area displays the current contents of the bin.

2.
Choose File > Import > File or double-click an empty area of the bin panel of the Project window.

The Import dialog box appears.

3.
Locate a layered Photoshop file to import, and click Open (Figure 3.31).

Figure 3.31. Locate the layered Photoshop file, and click Open.


The Layer Selection dialog box opens (Figure 3.32).

Figure 3.32. The Layer Selection dialog box opens.


4.
Choose an option from the pull-down menu (Figure 3.33):

Figure 3.33. Choose Merged Layers to import all the layers as a single file, or select the name of an individual layer.


  • Choose Merged Layers to import the image after merging all layers into a single layer.

  • Select a layer to import the single layer as a clip.

5.
Click OK.

Depending on your choice, the single layer or merged layer appears in the selected bin.


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