How To Fix Smart Object Error (Photoshop To After Effects)

This tutorial will show you how to fix a Smart Object Error Message when importing a Photoshop Document to Adobe After Effects CC 2024.

Error Message:
The Photoshop Library Operation Failed because a linked smart object file is mission


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00:00  Intro: About This Tutorial
00:18  Smart Object Error Message
00:36  Fix: File Menu…Package
00:49  What does ‘Package’ do?
01:28  Locate ‘Package’ Folder on Hard Drive
02:00  Open After Effects…Import PSD File
02:17  Import As ‘Composition – Retain Layer Sizes’
02:45  Double-Click To Open Composition
03:01  Recap Summary

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

How To Fix The Hand-Drawn Effect From Stopping in Adobe After Effects CC 2023:

  1. Open Photoshop .psd Document
  2. Go To File Menu
  3. Select ‘Package’
  4. Select Destination to save ‘Package’
  5. Click ‘Choose’
  6. Locate ‘Package’ Folder on Hard Drive
  7. Open After Effects
  8. Double-click in Project Panel
  9. Select Photoshop PSD File to import
  10. Import as ‘Composition- Retain Layer Sizes’
  11. Check ‘Create Composition’
  12. Click ‘Open’
  13. Repeat the same Import As settings in the next dialogue box
  14. Composition- Retain Layer Sizes’
  15. Tick ‘Editable Layer Styles’
  16. Click ‘OK’
  17. Error Message should not appear
  18. Double-click to open Composition
  19. Press Spacebar to Preview Animation
  20. Save After Effects Project

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