Trying to import GIMP file to Toon Boom Harmony Essentials 14

Hello. I’m trying to import a multi-layered image I created in GIMP into Toon Boom Harmony 14. I tried grouping all the layers into their own folders and exporting it as a .psd file and then moving it to Toon Boom, but it just made all the layers of the drawing animation frames. Can anyone help me?

Short answer: If you want something to have its own layer in Harmony it must be in its own group/folder in the PSD file.

Details: This wording in the user guide combines conflicting terms and seems to confuse a lot of people: “In Adobe Photoshop, organize your file so that all your layers are “grouped” into individual folders” People misinterpret that as saying you just need to group all of your layers. But you are supposed to wrap each single layer in its own folder. This applies to the layers that will need their own layer in Harmony. In some cases you might not want every Photoshop layer to have its own layer in Harmony.

The principle to follow is that whatever is in a group gets one layer in Harmony. If you want something to have its own layer in Harmony it must be in its own group/folder in the PSD file. When creating the file to import you must place each layer inside its own group/folder if it is to have its own layer in Harmony.

Or you can use the Distribute to Layers command under Drawing in the top menu bar once imported, but this is less efficient. (Harmony)

Howdy,
I put up a quick 6 minute video showing how I use Group Folders to bring in a multi-layered image. You use GIMP but I use Affinity Photo in this instance. If you could look at the dialog boxes when I import the files into Harmony, do you have all the options seen?

Here is the video: https://vimeo.com/210198131