After Effects Templates Guide for Beginners – 02
(simple productivity tips.)
So away she went surfing through cyberspace.And after browsing through the gallery of projects online on our site (which is into selling after effects projects and templates , by the way)- she decides on a portfolio presentation template
and then proceeds to add it to her shopping cart and check out.
‘she’ here happens to be Wendy , who is into creating brochures and all kinds of branded stationary for her clients.
Recently, Wendy decided to jazz up her online portfolio site and felt an after Effects photo montage template would be just the right thing to showcase her work.
“Why an after effects project?” you ask?
because a pro AEP (short for AFTER EFFECTS PROJECT) Template is a ready-made professionally done video/intro presentation ,and, a well made video presentation can really help get your visitor’s attention!
Not only that ,it also helps differentiate your website from your competitor’s.
so, getting back to our story, Wendy’s in her studio now ,the After Effects Template is up and ready to go ,in her old After Effects CS3 application. she decides to import a carefully chosen set of stills into After Effects and that is when frustration strikes.
“Yikes!What happened?Why weren’t my photos imported? and what the hell does this message mean?” She wonders.
Strangely- for some unknown reason – After effects informs her -
‘After effects error: Can’t import file
“file name”: unsupported file-type or extension”
which is After Effects Cs3/cs4′s way of saying -’” sorry, I don’t understand what you are trying to import”
Many frustrated attempts later she decides to contact the vendor to solve the Issue ASAP! And ASAP it was solved!The solution was to open up the still images in Adobe Photoshop or similar 2d application and change the image mode to ‘rgb’ from the current ‘cmyk’.then save them in jpeg format-full quality.voila! That’s it. the images are now ready to be welcomed into Adobe After Effects Cs3 cs4 cs5..
The problem was, being into print work it was normal for Wendy to work in CMYK color space – which is just what you should be using if you are doing anything print related. But This CMYK color space is not acceptable to motion graphics applications like Adobe After Effects.
So the next time you buy a commercial After effects project for sale from cyberspace – remember-> to be welcomed into Adobe After Effects, your photos will need to be in RGB color space.
Check out my After Effects Projects for sale.
also take a look at this cool Adobe After Effects typography template