I finally mastered (well maybe more like became mediocre at best, lol) the art of layering in Gimp. It took me hours to finally get it and then I was "whoop whoop-ing" so loud I scared the dog, lol. Anyway, I made 2 versions of what I will be using as my cover photo for a new fb page that's about all my different artistic works and services I offer. The eagle itself I was commissioned to paint. It's an aluminum cast wall plaque that is a family heirloom to the owners. Please if you wouldn't mind casting your vote on which flag background is your favorite. My neck, back and sore shoulders from being hunched over the computer will thank you very much for it, lol. Let me tell you figuring out the Alpha Channels and still having to use the Free Select Tool to cut around every edge of the Eagle was exhausting. Oh and btw, does anyone know or can help me figure out why my eraser won't work? ........When I select Alpha Channel and Fuzzy Select, I've been told to use the eraser as well, but it doesn't work. Anyone know why?