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Make an Easy Web Button

When I say Easy – I really mean it – easy easy easy easy! 😀  Buttons are cool and can be very effectively used on websites. So lets begin.  

Step 1 

New 1024×768 72ppi document – the normal stuff – set forground colour to blue (#00bff3) Grab the elipse tool and while holding Shift draw out a perfect circle

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step 2

Select the burn tool, setting range to midtones and exposure to 10%.  Go over the bottom half of the picture. Then use dodge with the same settings to do the top half of the circle eg…

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Finally burn the centre a bit in a circle motion. 

Step 3

select White (#ffffff) as your foreground colour and draw another circle over the top left hand side of the circle.  press Control and G to clip this layer to the blue circle layer.

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Step 4

On the white circle layer, click the add layer mask button – within the layer palette. Now use a black to white linear gradient on the layer mask to remove some of the white.

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Step 5

Select the Text Tool and choose an interesting font, set the colour to black and type something eg home.  

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Step 6

Lower the fill opacity to 70% and change the blending mode to overlay.  

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Step 7

Finally lower the fill opacity of the circle to 70% 

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You can download the psd file from Here

Hope you enjoyed the tutorial – please feel free to contact me at Mail@simonrudd.info if you have any questions or wish to show me what you’ve made

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About Simon Rudd (51 Articles)
Simon Rudd is a freelance writer and artist specialising in Photoshop tutorials as well as Horror, the Macabre and Fantasy themed pictures. He frequently writes for magazines and websites.

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