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Create button in Photoshop

(Guest Post) Now we shall create a nice button in Photoshop. You need to have either Adobe Photoshop CS3 or CS4 or CS5. Here in the tutorial, I am using Adobe Photoshop CS3.

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Steps to create button in Photoshop

1. Step Click Start >> All Programs >> Adobe Master Collection CS3 >> Adobe Photoshop CS3

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2. Step Now in your Photoshop, click File >> New and in the opened window put width = 200 pixels, height = 50 pixels and click OK

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3. Step Now select, Rounded Rectangle Tool (Shortcut – U) and in option bar, make sure ‘shape layers is selected’ and put Radius = 5 px.
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4. Step Draw a rectangle in the document area. Make sure you have set your foreground color to black.

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5. Step In your layers box (shortcut – f7), you might have noticed shape layer. Right click on it and select ‘Rasterize Layer’.

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6. Step Right click the layer (shape 1) in layers box and select blending options.

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7. In Layer Style window, select Bevel and Emboss and fill the details as shown in the screenshot.

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8. Step Again, select ‘Gradient Overlay’ and fill details as shown in the screenshot.
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9. Step Add ‘Drop Shadow’ and fill details as shown in the screenshot.
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10. Step Select text tool (Shortcut – T), you may choose font you like from option bar at the top. Then type your text.
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11. To automatically align your text at the exact center and uniform spacing on its side, select ‘Rectangular Marquee Tool’ (Shortcut – M) and select entire content or just Press Ctrl + A and then select Move Tool (Shortcut – V). Then click ‘Align vertical centers’ and ‘Align horizontal centers’ respectively.
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12. Add some layer style to the text by right clicking text layer in layer palette and select ‘Blending Options’. Select ‘Outer Glow’ and fill settings as shown in the screenshot.
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13. Lastly, lets add a glass effect on button. Select ‘Elliptical Marquee Tool’ (Shortcut – M). You will find it inside ‘Rectangular Marquee Tool’. When u keep holding it, you will see ‘Elliptical Marquee Tool’. Draw half as exactly like in the screenshot over. Now create a new layer in layer palette by clicking ‘Create new layer’ located at the bottom or layer palette or from menu bar click Layer >> New >> Layer (Shortcut – Ctrl + Shift + N)
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14. Click ‘foreground color’ located below the tools and select color as : #33cccc. Then click ‘OK’.
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15. Make sure the topmost layer you just added is selected. Click ‘Paint Bucket Tool’ (Shortcut – G) lying just below the Gradient tool and fill on the selection.
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16. Lower the opacity of the selected layer to 10% and deselect the selection by pressing Ctrl + D or from menu bar click Select >> Deselect.
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That’s all you need to do to create a beautiful button in Photoshop.

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Published: Monday, June 6th, 2011 Last Modified: June 3, 2011

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