Thanks for the kind comments.
As for software I use Adobe Photoshop and ImageReady which is a tad expensive but very, very good and I'm sure I still know less than half of it's
As for your animated Bob Marley image it sounds like you're after something similar to
I meant to put up a little tutorial about how I made this but guess I never got round to it... :
I got the animated image from Spliff and cut out the background Image 1
and gave it a little shadow for depth. Next, making sure I was on frame one of the animation I placed a black fade on the top layer (foreground) over
the animation to give a blended feel with the mini-profile. Image 2
After that I imported the background Image 3
pasting it into the
animation and dragging it down to the bottom layer (background) Image 4
I hope that's been of some help.
DC: Sorry for the delay, I'll have something for you soon.