An example of using cutouts in an AV...

 

For those interested, all of the components of the AV, except the landscape image, are png files. These include the top cloud cover that the feathers fall from behind, the feathers and the pot. The rainbow is seven coloured strips over a transparent layer which was distorted into shape in Photoshop.

The gold pot was an awful souvenir we brought back from Las Vegas yonks ago, and the gold contents are cut outs from that pot.