Adding new layers to a gif?

Community Beginner ,
Feb 02, 2020 Feb 02, 2020

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I'm tweaking a short animation I recorded and am trying to add shapes on top (like a watermark) and want it to be in the same spot throughout the timeline. I always select the first frame so the effects of what I'm adding equalize across all the frames. This time though, when I'm moving a shape into place, it's offset in the rest of the frames but fine in the first one. What's the proper way to apply layers uniformly across all frames? I tried grouping the frames' layers into a smart object but that overode the frames and it became a static image of the first layer 😕

Hack work around: duplicate the layer into a new file, delete layer, duplicate that layer back into the original file. xD

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LEGEND ,
Feb 02, 2020 Feb 02, 2020

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Use the frame animation panel fly-out menu and check new layers visible in all frames. Then add a new layer to the top of the layer stack that contains your logo overlay.  It it will be added to all frames.

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Feb 02, 2020 Feb 02, 2020

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yeah, it was already cheacked.The issue is that when I move it around it moves differently in the frames following the one I have highlighted (usually the first frame). Im not sure what accounts for the misinterpretation of placement. The work around is a little tedious but it doesn't take much time. I think I'll use that cause this seems like it might be a small bug

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LEGEND ,
Feb 02, 2020 Feb 02, 2020

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Why are you moving the layer content for different frames? If you add the logo as a new top layer and it is made visible in all frames it should be in the same location in all frames. The logo should not move in the animation.

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Feb 02, 2020 Feb 02, 2020

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thats the weird thing, is that it does. Its offset in all frames when moved. I think its just a small bug though so I'm glad its not a user error. Could be a memory issue? hmm, well in any case if I need to reset the position the duplicating method works well enough :3

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LEGEND ,
Feb 03, 2020 Feb 03, 2020

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Why would amything be duplicated or moved? Its one layer that is visible in all frames?

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Jul 01, 2022 Jul 01, 2022

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I was going through same error, The option 'Match layers across frames" helped me out on this.

 

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Feb 03, 2020 Feb 03, 2020

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I'm puzzled over your comment that when you move a single layer it does not keep the same place in a frame animation.

Can you show a screenshot including your layers panel and timeline.

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