Button tutorial (PSP)

August 3, 2008 at 23:22 (Tutorials)

Open a new image 300 by 300 pixels and with draw a circle with your preset tool (background and foreground colour of choice). Objects – Align center in canvas. Convert to raster.

Choose another preset shape or ding of choice and draw out your shape (use a contrasting colour), making it smaller than your button. Objects – Align center in canvas, or use the move tool to position it. Convert to raster. Click on an empty area with your magic wand (tolerance set to 0), then Selections – Invert. Go to your button layer and hit delete. Select none. You can now either delete or close your shape layer.

Add a bevel, either using PSP’s bevel effect or the Eye Candy Bevel filter.

Click inside the cut-out with you magic wand, then Selections – Modify – Expand by 3 pixels, add a new raster layer, drag it under the button layer and fill with a complementary colour or pattern. Select none. On the button layer, click inside the cut-out again, expand by 1 pixel, add a new raster layer, then Effects – 3D effects – Cutout. I used Vertical: 4, Horizontal: 4, Opacity: 84, Blur: 20 and a dark comnplementary shadow colour, but you’ll need to adjust your settings depending on your shape and colour. Seelct none. Layers merge visible.

Draw the holes on a separate layer. Selections -Select all – Float – Defloat, hit delete, then go to your button layer and hit delete again. Keep selected, add a new layer, and add a slight cut-out. Select none, merge visible, and you’re done. You can now add stitches to the button or decorate it using another ding.

Have fun!

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4 Comments

  1. Wendy said,

    Thanks for the awesome tutorial.

  2. Rose said,

    I was looking for a different type of button thank you for sharing. đŸ™‚

  3. Dianne said,

    Your tutorials are very useful and original. Thank you for posting! I love the buttons, but I like your others too.

  4. Ethan said,

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