May 19th, 2010

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I had PS7 open and accidentally hit a random button that made some stuff pop up on my images. I don't know what button I hit though, and I don't know what it is that's on my image, so I don't know how to get rid of it.

This is what it is/looks like:


I'm talking about the two little boxes at the top of the image and the dotted line around the edges. Can someone tell me how to get rid of them?
rob water for elephants lean on elbow

RQ: tutorials with this type of style of fonts on icons.

I've noticed a lot of people making icon with this type of fonts:

by herm_weasley or by elwiens

or font textures like:
Image and video hosting by<br /> TinyPic by joel_le

and I was wondering if anyone could tell me exactly HOW they do that type of blurred effect, how to get the text right, so it can still fit over icons, what's the bests texts to use...  I've been really struggling with this, my text always looks so bland.  I've tried some of the older tutorials posted on here in general, like bethyj 's how to make text your friend, but this type of font has become so popular, that I'd really love it if anyone could help me. 

I use Paint Shop Pro 7 and Photoshop CS2.
Thanks in advance.