when i save something it kinda all stick together =/ instead of staying in its own layer
I hope you don't mind me jumping in, heh heh.
Whenever you're working on an image, you should always save it in your program's native file format
so that you'll be able to re-edit the layers again later. For example: if you're using GIMP, save it as Gimp XCF Image (.xcf)
; if you're using Photoshop, save it as Photoshop (.psd)
. Then, when your image is complete, save a copy
of it as a JPEG or PNG (GIF if it's animated).
So basically you'll have 2 files: the one which you can edit (layers and all) and the one which you'll be using as the avatar, siggy, or whatever.
I hope this helps.