with the animation, all you have to do is put the watermark on a layer above your clips and drag it out to what ever length you want it to be in your timeline. You don't need to merge it with the other layers, and if fact you shouldn't do this.
Thank you for helping out but I do not understand your answer. Keeping in mind that I am working with CS5 in the animation view, could you please walk me through the process of doing what you just suggested.
If your animation is a frame animation an animated gif save for web. In the frame animation palette make sure the watermark layer's visible is on in all frames. Just highlight one frame at a time and make sure the layers palette has the watermark layer's visibility on in each frame.
Let me do some experimenting with your thoughts in mind.
What I'm trying to acheive though, is accomplishing this task while I'm still inside of my TIFF image, building my individual layers, BEFORE saving for the web. Is this not possible?
Don't do it that way. Do it as JJMack suggested. You don't want to merge all those layers. You want to work non-destrustivly as possible. It is so much easier putting your logo layer at the top of all your layers than having to merge them all.
Don't do it that way. Do it as JJMack suggested. You don't want to merge all those layers.
You do not seem to understand how frame animations work. There is no destruction you have one logo watermark layer on top of the stack that is visible in all frames.. The only merging done is in the animation frames. The PSD is stil your layered document with nothing merged with a watermark as the top layer. Using Photoshop tween option you could even have Photoshop move the watermark across the animation. in the psd the is just a single un-merged watermark layer.
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