I have 1,254 names of High Schools in Indiana, for which I need to have GIF banners made for use on a web site. I have done four of them, and am including those as examples to show you how I'd like them, along with the listing of all 1,254 schools to be done. This is a basic task in Photoshop; open one of my PSDs as a template, type the name in the text layer using the font tool, set the font size to look nice, center the name on the background, save as PSD, then flatten image, convert to Indexed Color, and saved as an interlaced GIF. Do that 1,250 times - Simple as that.
Instructions are to use a font size that looks good as a display. Many of the names are long, and so these need to go to a second line. The font size for the second line will almost always need to be smaller than the first line, but not so small we can't read it. Sometimes the second line is the differentiator between two otherwise very similat names: such as "Michigan City Elston" and "Michigan City St. Mary's". In these cases the Michigan City would be the top line, and the rest would be on the bottom line, in a slightly smaller font.
All hyphens must have one space around them, because of the Arial Narrow font being used.
Whenever a word is in parentheses, that goes on the second line, and is a county name, see the example I did of Aubbeenaubbee Twp. Fulton Co.
Also, I need back both the psd (unflattened) and the resulting GIF. Both are to be named after the school number that is column A in the schools table. See the examples.