My first attempt at an av

I’ve been interested in making one of those ipod av’s and so far I’ve come up with this…
I would like to know what the best way to darken the sprite would be and also how to add the ipod animation. Orangecat if you’re out there your assistance would be appreciated. Anyone else who wouldn’t mind helping a photoshop noob out, please feel free. Thanks in advance…

Magic Wand tool the outside of the sprite, select inverse, then just color the whole thing black.

Also, bold’ing the iHop would make it look better, IMO.

Uh, and you can simply draw in the iPod. Just take it a pixel at a time.

Also. Your background is too dark red. Make it just a bit lighter. I think they were using pastels for most of the iPod avatars.