Alphas are just a lot of work, you need to decide what you want them to look like, and then do each letter.
PSP8 has scripts, and if you get your technique down cold, you can record it, and then just run the script for each new letter.
The process looks something like:
1. Start with an image the right size - and be sure to allow for letters that have tails.
2. Use your Text tool to put one letter in the box, making sure it is the right font, size, style, colors, etc.
3. Apply whatever finishes to the plain text that you want to to turn it into an Alpha
3. Save it as a PNG file so that it preserves transparency - or a .pspimage file for your own use
4. Start over with the next letter
Step #2 is the candidate for a script. You can use the script record function to record your every command and edit. Then stop recording it, and call it back any time you need; then stand back and watch it do all those steps for you.
I suggest you write down the steps EXACTLY before you record the script if it is more than just a few steps.
PhotoshopCS2 and PSPX are my weapons of choice. Plus I can do three things in DIP, and one of them is running the program