November 4th, 2009

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Any good text tutorials for icons?

Hey guys, been a while since I've posted here. :D

I want to add text to my icons but every time I do, I feel it looks awful compared to others...
Was wondering if there were any good tutorials about adding text and design around text, shadows, etc?
Here's some examples of styles:

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^^^ icons by: tdog0105 || tdog0105 || vargesz || sopolite

I use PSP mainly, Photoshop occasionally.
Thank you.
elegance

Icon Help

I have PSP 7 and I'm hoping that someone can help me with this. Does anyone know how to achieve the background in this icon?

^^Icon made by herosquad
Is it a base or can you achieve the same effect with some gradient coloring and tweaking with brushes on top of that? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!