My experience with Photoshop is self-taught. I use Photoshop 7 and am currently using a trial version of Photoshop Elements 12. I found an image of a rounded corner rectangle. I changed the background color to a shade of red (R102 B8 G0), and then created the word BLOG in white. The original image size is 487 x 487 pixels and looks great. When I resize the image to the icon size I want (30 x 30 pixels or 25 x 25 pixels), the red background color bleeds through parts of the text and just doesn’t look as good. What do I need to do to resolve?
There are so many things this could be, would help if you post a screenshot, and you get a better response on these forums.
Are you using a thin font? 30 pixels is not very much, and you often want to thicken up a font so you get atleast 1 pixel. Try a different aliasing setting?
Do you have any layer effects, you can use layer >> layer Style >> scale effects