Adobe After Effects CC 2023: How To Edit Photoshop Text in After Effects

This tutorial will show you how to convert text created in Photoshop to editable text in Adobe After Effects CC 2023. You will also learn the steps to import a Photoshop .psd file into After Effects.

Keyboard Shortcuts:
Import: Cmd/Ctrl + i
Type Tool: Cmd/Ctrl + T

00:00  Intro: About This Tutorial
00:18  Photoshop Document Overview
00:35  Save Photoshop (.psd) File
00:51  After Effects: Open & Import
01:14  Import Dialogue Boxes
01:47  AE Project Panel
02:02  Open Photoshop Composition
02:18  Problem: Text is Not Editable
02:37  Solution: Convert To Editable Text
03:11  Type Tool: Edit Text

Software Used:
Adobe After Effects CC 2023 (Click To Try or Buy)

  1. How To Import Photoshop (.psd) File into After Effects CC 2023:

    1. Save Photoshop Document as .psd file
    2. Open After Effects
    3. Go to File Menu and select Import…Files (or use Cmd/Ctrl + i)
    4. or, Double-click on empty space in Project Panel to open Finder or Explorer
    5. Locate .psd File and select ‘Open’
    6. Import as ‘Composition – Retain Layer Sizes’
    7. Tick ‘Create Composition’
    8. Untick ‘Photoshop Sequence’
    9. Click ‘Open’ to Import into After Effects
    10. In After Effects dialogue box select ‘Composition – Retain Layer Sizes’
    11. Tick ‘Editable Layer Styles’
    12. Click ‘OK’
    13. After Effects creates new Composition and Folder of .psd files (layers)

    How To Convert Photoshop Text Layers to Editable Text in After Effects:

    1. In Project Panel, double-click new Photoshop Composition that was created to open
    2. Select Text Layers to be edited
    3. Right-Click
    4. Select ‘Create’
    5. Select ‘Convert to editable text’
    6. Click
    7. Select Type Tool (Cmd/Ctrl + T)
    8. Edit Text Layers

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