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  • Replace/Update PS file in After Effects

  • Gerald Hapeman

    December 9, 2022 at 3:24 am

    Not sure why the old method has changed it appears in 2022. It used to be a quick fix. I have several Photoshop files that make up one comp in After Effects. I recently did some work on one of those files back in Photoshop, changing it, saved it, but when I go back into After Effects – I assumed that comp now (or PS file) would be ‘missing’ or in need of updating, or linking back to’… but the same file still exists in AE unchanged from what I did in PS. How can I update PS file in AE that has key frames attached to it already. THANKS!

  • Gerald Hapeman

    December 9, 2022 at 5:15 am

    I should also mention, that I have tried double clicking and right clicking the PS file in question in AE, but its not updated from what I edited in PS

  • Graham Quince

    December 9, 2022 at 12:15 pm

    That sounds strange. Are you definetly editing the same file. If you right-click on the file in the Project panel and choose “Reveal in Explorer” does it open to the same file? That’s the first thing I’d check.

    You also mention right-clicking on the file, are you then selecting Reload footage ? To be honest, I rarely have to use that these days as AE auto-updates.

    Last thing I can think of… is that AE imports PSD as if they are also their own project, with both a comp and mutiple layers in a folder. Is it possible you’ve made new layers? These might not import as once inside AE, the layers are split into their own “files” in the project panel. To get around this, you might have to import the PSD again and use the ALT-replace method to update for any changes.

  • Gerald Hapeman

    December 9, 2022 at 5:00 pm

    Yes… I have tried, but all those choices (when I double-click or right click) are ghosted out, so I can’t even choose anything. And true, it should have just automatically updated when I opened AE, which was yes, strange that it hadn’t. Not sure too, I may have to just bite the bullet and re-animate by uploading the updated file. For your last paragraph, that may be the cause – I do believe I added a new file within, but deleted it before I saved it, and still, the minor editing I did on the PS file doesn’t update in AE, so looks like I’ve tried everything and will just have to do a redo. But thanks for your reply! Appreciate it —

  • Eric Santiago

    December 9, 2022 at 10:58 pm

    Are you accidentally saving it on Adobe Cloud?

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