Photoshop does not support icon file format you would need a third party Plug-in for ICO files.
If you just want to mask a composite image. add canvas to house the other image. Place in the image positioning and sizing it. Add a text layer.
If the image is a dupe of the original, Dupe the layer double the canvas height adding the canvas at the bottom position the duped layer over the added canvas add the text layer.
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thanks Sisham, would love to know how you did it step by step, i'm a beginner at photoshop.....I still would like to know how to copy this as well...
this is like duplicate a layer correct? i did that but then once the layer is created it's not on my image, how do I have it show?
Its still on your image? The Photoshop document is built using layers. You just need to show the ones you want by selecting the "eye icon" on the layer and when you come to save it, save a .psd version and then either save for web and create a .jpg, .png, .gif or if for print flatten the document and save as a .tiff.
It may be best if you try a few online tutorials like Getting Started: 05 Working with layers | Learn Photoshop CS4 | Adobe TV and then learning that way..?
I know about layers....I see it being duplicate on my layers but it is not showing a second time on my image
I just figured it out....my cursor was on the T not on the arrow!!! and the duplicate image was out of my canvas....
thanks for trying to help... will you still show me the step by step on how you did your icon?
I will post it tomorrow. :-)
You may want to create a work PSD file where you can edit the Month and Day text layers and save out png files. You can place these in image and display and in web pages as link image file you can click on and size displays can be scaled with html. Like this one you can download http://www.mouseprints.net/old/dpr/calendar.psd
can also play with layer styles
Hi barbara1221 here is the step by step so you can learn how this is done...
New document>375x375px 72ppi Black background colour.
Then to help with positioning...
View > Snap
View > Show > Smart Guides
Shape Tool (U) > Rounded Rectangle Tool, select white fill no stroke
Click on canvas 275x275px corner radius set to 10px, OK
Align center with background
Duplicate the rounded rectangle - right click duplicate on the layer or Ctrl+J
Select the duplicated layer and using the Direct Selection tool (A) select the bottom half of the shape, whilst selected go to your properties pallet, unlink the corners and set the bottom two to 0 (this will square off the corners)
With the shape still selected with the Direct Selection Tool hit Ctrl+T and drag the bottom line up until you hit 80px, enter.
To create the rings use the Rounded Rectangle Tool again and click on the artboard and set to 30x70px corner radius set to 10px, OK.
Double click the layer thumbnail and select the desired colour for the head of the calendar (I used #999999), press Ok.
Move this into position using your X Y's set to X:110px Y:15px
It should now like this:
These are the settings I've used.
And these for both rings:
Once you've added your desired effects then its just a case of adding your text over the top.
So select your type tool and the font you want and add your text and colour.
I hope this helps you learn to do these kinds of things as is always good to learn.
thank you soooo much Sisham...this is a great tutorial!!!