jp2paint Posted January 6, 2014 Share Posted January 6, 2014 (edited) I created my avatar using Paint.NET years ago: It is looking dated (to me), so I had been thinking about sprucing it up. I decided I would remove the ugly text "jp2code", throw a transparent Glossy Button effect over it, and put my text on top of the glossy button as an Etched Glass effect. Sounds neat, right? So, I look up and start reading up on a couple of the better glossy button tutorials: Making glass buttons, and Buttons (ymd:110331) I have used them both before with great success, but this time proved difficult. Neither of them seems to have a good way to use a background image. The best approach I found was to create a ymd button using a light gray background and setting the opacity down to 150 or so. The end result looks no where near as nice as I had pictured in my head: As you can see, it is very dark, does not look like a Glass Button, and I have not found a good Etched Glass effect. Does anyone have any advice on how to brighten up the Glossy Button without washing out the background? Edited January 6, 2014 by jp2paint Quote ~Joe Avoid Sears Home Improvement (click to read why) Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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