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Okay so I have recently taken it upon myself to fix up the like and dislike buttons on one of the forums I use to match our theme. The only issue is I'm quite incompetent at it. So I'm going to be posting some pictures for you to see and I hope one of you kind people will be able to help me out (actually do it yourself or give me some pointers).

 

 

 

 

Original Images

 

likeZB.png

zbdislike.png

 

 

Sample Buttons (what I want them to resemble)

 

Pulse_Add_Reply.gif

Pulse_Quote.gif

 

 

My pitiful Attempts

 

2nqfj9x.png

5vrrz6.png

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The little icon in the sample quote button is part of a system font (wingdings I think). These fonts have other symbols you can use , like the thumbs up and thumbs down symbols traditionally used for like and dislike buttons.

You might find it easier to access these symbols with my WhichSymbol+ plugin (follow the link in my signature).

Symbols, like text, should be placed on it's own layer so you can manipulate it independently of the rest of the image.

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Here's a quickie

 

yhsjjie-128.png

 

Size is 400% finished size. yhsjjie-129.png (actual size)

 

Lowest layer = rounded rectangle (plugin) in color #1D1D1D

 

Second layer is a blue line 6px width with rounded end caps.  Color #1A3B50

 

Third layer is the icon.  Used WhichSymbol+ to render this @ 60pt in white.  Filled with grey #AFAFAF.

 

Fourth layer is the text rendered in a font called Designer Block (one of my favorites).  Rendered in 48pt with the same grey as the icon fill.  The default font looked too thick, so I thinned it by running AA's Assistant over the layer twice.  Then I stretched it out width wise.

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Here's a quickie

 

yhsjjie-128.png

 

Size is 400% finished size. yhsjjie-129.png (actual size)

 

Lowest layer = rounded rectangle (plugin) in color #1D1D1D

 

Second layer is a blue line 6px width with rounded end caps.  Color #1A3B50

 

Third layer is the icon.  Used WhichSymbol+ to render this @ 60pt in white.  Filled with grey #AFAFAF.

 

Fourth layer is the text rendered in a font called Designer Block (one of my favorites).  Rendered in 48pt with the same grey as the icon fill.  The default font looked too thick, so I thinned it by running AA's Assistant over the layer twice.  Then I stretched it out width wise.

If you don't mind me asking, what plugin did you use for the rectangle?

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There are two rounded rectangle plugins available. Klaxxon has pointed to to the one I used. The other plugin would also do the job but it is less intuitive to use.

The rounded rectangle tool can also be used, however the corner radius is fixed.

I find Curtis' plugin is a very nice addition to your toolbox :)

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