I know it's possible to generate an Image in PHP; However I don't really know how to do it. I found a tutorial explaining it, but I don't want to just have plain text on my Image. I've developed a banner in Photoshop, and I'd like to add some more stylized text on it through a PHP Script.

Here's my banner that I created in Photoshop.

http://i61.tinypic.com/nofslt.gif

I want to change the number of players. This is going to be generated via MYSQL, however an example of just setting it to a pre-defined variable would be lovely.

IE: $var = 3;

and then setting the number of players to equal $var

Anyway, Help. pls.