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Shiny Buttons

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This is my first tut/2nd post here :D but I've been keeping an eye on you guys :shock:

For this tut, we're making these 2 buttons:

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and than this:

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For the both of these, you'll need the plugins:Smart Blur and Drop Shadow if you're adding text.

Pill-

1. Start with a normal canvas.

2. Use the Rounded Rectangle tool, draw one(the size you want your button to be) with a Brush Width of 2.

3. Draw 2 circles with a brush width of 2, each at the ends of the Rounded Rectangle.

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4. Using the Magic Wand tool, select the outside of your shape and Invert Selection(Ctrl+I). Then cut the selection.

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5. Select the part you just cut.

6. Use a Linear Gradient from the top to the bottom of the selected area. Note: think of a color for your button. The SECONDARY color will be this color and the primary color will be a darker version of it. For this example, I'm using Crimson and Red. :D

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7. Add a new layer.

8. Use the Rounded Rectangle again(use Draw Filled Shape-White) and draw one between the top and middle of the button.

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9. Select the white part and use a Transparency Gradient from the top of the selection and drag it down until ANY of the white touches the bottom of the selection.

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10. Deselect

11. Add a new layer.

12. Use the Round Rectangle again :lol: on the bottom half of the button. Note: The color should be the secondary color you chose in Step 6.

13. Select the part you just made and use a Linear Gradient with the secondary color from Step 6 being your primary and the primary color from Step 6 for your secondary. Drag the nub from top of the selection to the middle of it.

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14. Flatten Image.

15. Use Smart Blur-

Radius:10, Strength:0.23

16. Add some text and Drop Shadow and you'll get something like this:

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:D

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Circle Button-

1. Start with a normal canvas.

2. Draw a Circle(2 width) using the Eclipse tool.

3. Select the Magic Wand tool, select the outside of the circle, Invert Selection(Ctrl+I), Cut.

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4. Use a Radial Gradient from the middle of the circle to the top of it. Note: Think of a color. The primary color will be this and the secondary color will be a darker version of this. for this example, I'm using Orange and Brown. :D

Drag the nub from the middle until the 2 nubs' distance is the circle's diameter. 8)

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5. Add a new layer.

6. On the top half of the circle, use the Eclipse tool and draw a smaller circle(White-Filled Shape)

7. Select the white circle. Use a TRANSPARENCY Linear Gradient from top until ANY of the white touches the bottom of the selection.

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8. Add new Layer.

9. Use the Eclipse tool and draw a circle(same size and the one before this) on the bottom half of the entire circle. The color should be the primary color from Step 4.

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10. Flatten Image.

11. Smart Blur-

Radius:10, Strength:0.11

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12. Add some text with Drop Shadow and you'll get something like this:

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:D

Well, thats all. Tell me what you think about this. :lol:

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Your screenshots are broken. You need to fix them by the time you log back in, or I'll have to lock it. Sorry!

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Do you mean that it's not jpeg or gif? If it's that, then I'm fixing it right now. :oops:

EDIT: fixed :D

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I like the pill. I did one. just drinkin a brew-ha and this seemed fun to do! I didn't want to do a dropshadow though. Here she is!

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You could do most of these steps in separate layers. That would eliminate all the needs of deleting and copypasting.

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How in the world can this be done.. again!? What, is this the 46th time this same outcome has been written into a tutorial?

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