So basicaly what the title says, any help from you seasoned designers would be most appreciated. I'm trying to place an animated logo and other animated stuff, which are .gif, on top of my .jpg banner. But if I do it just using "Open as Layer" I get a static image. (The final version of banner would naturally be .gif, but I'd rather build all the animated stuff and the static part of the banner separately and then just put them together in a new project) Is there a way to do this or do I have to make the whole banner's background and animated stuff in one project with 1000s of layers and then export it as a gif ? :S (which I really really don't want to do) I'd prefer to do it in gimp since I'm more familiar with it but a photoshop solution would also be just fine.