If you manipulate photographs, create graphics, or otherwise work with images, you’ve probably used Adobe Photoshop. And if you edit video, you’ve likely incorporated still images into your video projects.
Final Cut Pro X works with all kinds of image formats, such as JPEG, PNG, and TIFF. It also works with Photoshop’s PSD files. You can import Photoshop files directly while maintaining transparency and blend modes. And if the Photoshop file contains multiple layers, you have access to each layer in Final Cut Pro, so you can reorder, disable, transform, or animate them. I’ll show you how.
Preparing Photoshop files
Most Photoshop files don’t need any special preparation before you import them into Final Cut Pro X: Any areas of transparency and most blend modes