Currently Being ModeratedJul 12, 2013 10:04 AM (in response to explorz)
Note that if you import a PSD file into Aperture, and then choose "Open in..." from within Aperture to open it in Photoshop, it will flatten the image. That's the way things work. The first time "Open in..." is used from Aperture it "renders" its version which is flattened. So if you have multi-layer PSD files outside Aperture that originally started with Camera RAW or something, you may want to leave them outside of Aperture.
The best way to work is to start with the RAW files in Aperture and use it to manage them. You do "Open in..." to Photoshop or other external editor near the end of the process.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 12, 2013 10:26 AM (in response to William Lloyd)
Hmmmmm, other files do open the layered psd version. So Aperture isn't a photo managment system? How would I set it up to have psd files that are outside of the Aperture fiule system show up in Aperture for reference?
Meanwhile I have a **** of a mess on my hands with multiple psd files buried in folder after folder within the library on the hard drive.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 12, 2013 10:32 AM (in response to William Lloyd)
Looks like Aperture will preserve layers if the file perhaps doesn't start out as a .psd file.
but now how to get all my .psd masters back into Aperture so that I can see them and then open them as layered in photoshop as described in the above referenced article.