laraby Posted June 29, 2012 Share Posted June 29, 2012 Hi, first let me say I have never used an image editing program to create anything - so I am the rankest of beginners. I'd like to create some background images for the tabs for my website menu that look like those plastic tabs that you use on hanging file folders - the ones that are colored plastic, and you insert the white paper tabs in. here's the goal: http://directlyyours.com/index.php?page=shop/flypage&product_id=4130 I know I can create what I want in paint but I just don't know how to do it. I don't need any fancy effects - I'm thinking I need one layer that is a semi-transparent colored rectangle, another layer that creates a gradient to make it look "shiny plastic" and another layer with a smaller white rectangle on top of/under the others so it looks like the white tab is showing through the plastic. I have tried to use the paint tools and I am such a beginner I cannot get what I want. Could someone take a moment and give me real basic step by step instructions? A second option without the plastic/transparent effects is this: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Smead-64053-FasTab-Hanging-File-Folders-SMD64053-/310410339633 But I don't know how I could create that shape in paint. thank you so much in advance for your help!! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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