Motion 5 - Layered Photoshop Files

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Layered Photoshop Files

You can also import layered Photoshop files. Many motion graphics professionals create
layouts in Photoshop, then import the resulting multilayered file into Motion, where the
layers are animated and combined with other imported and Motion-generated objects.

There are several ways to import layered Photoshop files:

• With all Photoshop layers merged together as a single Motion layer


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• With each Photoshop layer preserved as a separate Motion layer, nested in a new group

• By choosing a single Photoshop layer

When you import all Photoshop layers as individual Motion layers, Motion places them
in a new group in the Layers list and Timeline. Each layer retains the position, opacity,
and blend mode of its corresponding original Photoshop layer.

Although you can import Photoshop text layers, the text appears in Motion as noneditable
bitmap graphics.