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I want to create icons easily. Is there any tool (or tutorial) that can help creating beautiful semantic words that can be added to an existing icon?

Example:
Suppose that we have this icon:
Example icon image

and we want to easily add a word in a beautiful way like this:
Example icon with text image

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    If you don't want to use html + css, like mast0r suggests, you'd probably want to use something like Gimp or Photoshop ( Since you most likely would be working with the .png version of the icon ).
    – Joonas
    Nov 30, 2012 at 15:12
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    You draw it in image editing software.
    – DA01
    Nov 30, 2012 at 17:50
  • What do you mean by semantic in this context?
    – kontur
    Dec 3, 2012 at 14:54

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I would do it like this: CSS + HTML

  • The icon as background image
  • The text as normal HTML-text
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  • That can be done of course, but I want the text to be inserted in the icon in a more beautiful way, like the example I gave , where the text is injected in a flag form.
    – skiabox
    Nov 30, 2012 at 15:23
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    @skiabox: the text isn't "injected in a flag form", someone has designed a flag overlay for that icon (or possibly for a family of similar icons), and text has been added to that. So you could add the flag as a PNG overlay between the original icon and HTML text.
    – e100
    Nov 30, 2012 at 15:33
  • CSS3 offers many opportunities for the text representation: shadows, "embedded" look, stroke, rotation etc. So it is no need to generate a new image every time you need another label for the same icon.
    – mast0r
    Nov 30, 2012 at 19:17

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