So I just bought CS4 and I'm really confused. My problem: new projec --> new composition ---> preset animation template (cosmic) ---> imported logo.
I can't seem to figure out how to put the logo on top of the background so I can see both at the same time. I'd like the logo to be seen while the animated preset background is running. Is this possible?
You can drag the background layer in the Timeline panel so that it is under the logo layer. See "Change layer stacking order".
It seem that you are very new to After Effects. I very strongly recommend that you work your way through the materials under the "Getting started" heading on this page. After Effects is a very complex program, and you will not have a good and successful time if you dive right in without starting at the beginning with the basic instructional materials.
Thanks a lot! Tutorials, here I come!