i also made a really pretty Fred icon last night, but it took me a long time, as i am teaching myself (with a lot of advice from etoilepb, thanks!)how to make icons, use brushes, and layer.
its especially tough, because i dont use Photoshop, I use PhotoImpact, which is a fabulous program, but it took me an hour to figure out how to adapt psp brushes to pi!
crumblingwalls has fabulous brushes. they are gorgous. *swoon* i think i downloaded all of them yesterday..now i just have to figure out some of the cool things you can do with text. whee!
and i have no idea how to cross post when i finally get some more icons to post..i probably cant do it when im using the online updater, and i havent gotten around to finding out about downloading a client to update from my regular computer.
anyway, Fred took me forever, and then i went to bed, so she hasnt been uploaded to my server just yet. later tonight.