I am trying to decide the best way to go about this quandary. I am making an ad to be sent to a creative team at a local classifieds and I am not sure if I should make the printer a smart object with the Gif layer so that the printer will be a vector or if I should make them into a smart object separately. Will the gif layer look pixelated if I don't make the separately and just combine it with the printer as a smart object or will it be fine? I am going to take this image and add text to it by the way.
Any help is appreciated.
As far as I not there is no layer type GIF. Gif Files are color mapped file with a maximum of 256 mapped colors. A document can only be edit in one mode at a time. I do not believe you would want to reduce your image documents to only have 256 mapped colors.
A print lab should state what the want from you. Most want an 8Bit RGB color image. For publication they may want a CMYK image.