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maplemushroom.com its a maplestory forum. i paid for the domain name (well actually i made my dad do so) and set all the registrar stuff 0.0 i also made a freewebs site all by myself except for the text effects at freewebs.com/annoyingwebpages (space =)) .

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I built my first computer at age 11!

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mmm Illnab1024 an trickman were yur avatars thnks to this tutorial? or was that form another? =/ if it was from another...could you just send me the link =/ because the button and you sigs are similiar =/

thnks

(i want to do a buttn like your for another forum ^^ or mybe even for this one ^^)

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mmm Illnab1024 an trickman were yur avatars thnks to this tutorial? or was that form another? =/ if it was from another...could you just send me the link =/ because the button and you sigs are similiar =/

thnks

(i want to do a buttn like your for another forum ^^ or mybe even for this one ^^)

My av was done without looking at noone's tut! I created it without looking at other ppls pics... but if you want i can tell you how I made my av :D

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Great tutorial--one of the best I have seen on the subject.

In my button, I added to minor tweaks to help sell the 'glass' effect:

(1) I moved the white overlay down and to the left 3 pixels in each direction. That leaves a dark blue border across the top of the button to represent its top side.

(2) If you look closely at the Microsoft glass buttons, you can see a white highlight running along the top of the button. To reproduce this highlight, I drew a white outline rounded rectangle, the same size as the button rectangle, on a separate layer. I cut the rectangle at its left edge, just before it begins to curve down, and at its top right edge, just after it finishes its curve downward. That leaves a straight line at the top of the button with a curve on its right side.

I moved this line down and to the left three pixels, so it sits over the edge of the white overlay. Now all I need to do is fade the highlight in from the left, and fade it out as it rounds the curve on the right.

To do that, I selected the line from its left edge to about three quarters of the way to its right side. Then, using the gradient plug-in for Paint.NET, I created a gradient from 100% transparent to 100% white and applied it to the line. That makes the highlight fade in from the left. I did the same thing to fade the highlight out as it rounds the curve on its right side. The result is a button that is nearly a dead ringer for the Microsoft button.

Thanks again for the great tutorial! I've wanted to do glass buttons for ages, but could never find a good recipe.

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