Flattening Graphics with Layers
Multilayer graphics can be useful for compositing and complex graphics, but most
of the time you only need a single still-image clip. If your original image file is a
Photoshop file, make sure you flatten it before you save it as media for importing
into Final Cut Pro.
You may want to save two versions of the Photoshop file: the original file that retains
the independent layers (this is a working copy you keep so you can go back to make
independent layer adjustments) and a separate flattened image created by choosing
File > Save As or File > Export in your graphics application.
If you want to work with layered Photoshop files, see “
Working with Layered
” on page 408.